Junior Road Safety Officer (JRSO) Scheme
The Junior Road Safety Officer scheme promotes peer to peer education with pupils sharing our key road safety messages to the rest of their school - ensuring young people are aware of the dangers of the road from an early age.
With 225 child casualties in Hampshire in 2016 and traffic being the biggest single cause of accidental death for 12 - 16 year olds, it is essential that children understand the importance of crossing the road safely, cycling safely, travelling safely in every vehicle and being seen to traffic - as a pedestrian and cyclist.
To get our key messages across to the children in a fun and interactive way, we want to encourage every Junior and Primary school in Hampshire to take part in our Junior Road Safety Officer (JRSO) scheme, where two children from each school are nominated to become JRSOs and they teach their peers through assemblies, competitions, notice boards as well as other memorable ways!
New JRSOs are invited to attend one of our fun and practical training days. The aim of the day is to provide them with both the knowledge and tools to return to school and teach their peers all about road safety and how to keep themselves safe on or near the roads.
As part of the training day, the Road Safety Team are supported by Heart FM who help the children create a road safety radio advert as well as Hampshire County Council's School Travel Planning Team who share practical ways of supporting the idea of sustainable travel and improving safety and congestion outside your school.
Shipton Bellinger Primary school have 2 trained JRSOs - Katie Beeson and Indiah-Rose McKay.