Children's designs become road signs

Posted on Friday 14th July 2017

Pupils from Bournemouth school, Christ the King Catholic Primary on Durdells Avenue were invited to design road safety signs by the Council’s road safety team.

Designs from six youngsters with ages ranging from six to nine, were selected from the entries and are being produced for use on road signs to promote awareness of the 20mph speed limit near the school.

Richard Pearson Highway Design and Road Safety Manager said:

“We are delighted that the children at Christ the King Catholic Primary have produced such creative designs for the 20mph signs for the new zone around their school and hope that the scheme will encourage more carers and children to walk to school where practical as well as improving the area for residents.” 

The winning designs have been beautifully drawn by Freya, 8, Grace, 7, Kian, 8, Amelia ,7, Sophia, 9 and Jacob, 6.

Clare Tickel, Headteacher at Christ the King Catholic Primary School said:

“Here at Christ the King Catholic Primary School the safety of our children is of the utmost importance to us. It is so worthwhile to know that our children’s journey into school will now be so much safer.” 

Scaled down versions of these signs have also been produced and each child will be presented with their own winning design, along with a road safety backpack, by members of the Council’s road safety team.