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Students promote road safety through signs

Students promote road safety through signs

Western Australia’s Morawa District High School students have worked together to spread vital road safety messages using colourful signs and banners.

When the School Drug Education and Road Awareness team visited the school, they encouraged the students to create catchy road safety slogans.

Pre-primary to Year 12 students first designed and painted 40 colourful banners.

They contained messages such as “don’t use your phone while driving” and “buckle up for safety”, as well as images of drivers.

After producing the banners, they were displayed in Morawa’s main street to show residents and encourage them to drive safely.

Satellite dishes and more banners were then painted in the project’s stage two and were positioned at both entrances into Morawa.

Principal of Morawa District High School Tonia Carslake said the project was the perfect opportunity to promote the school community’s passion for both road safety and recycling.

“From the painting, the students learnt road safety messages relevant to country drivers, and Midwest road fatalities statistics,” Carslake said.

Deputy Principal of Morawa District High School Tracy Tapscott said students’ art was used to provide fresh ideas whilst also engaging students in the road safety discussion.

“The students enjoyed creating and designing their own banners and also being able to see the final product displayed in the community,” said Trapscott.

Morawa District High School is a finalist for the Insurance Commission of WA Regional Safety Award as part of the Western Australian Community Achievement Awards for the innovative road safety project.

“We were very excited to be nominated for our commitment to road safety education,” Trapscott said.

“We feel very privileged to be recognised for such a wonderful cause and to be part of this project.”

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