More than 60 pupils from 29 schools attended the annual launch of the junior road safety officers’ (JRSO) scheme in Wolverhampton on 1 October.
The young officers are supported by their school and Wolverhampton’s child pedestrian safety officer in their task of thinking up imaginative ways to get the road safety message across to fellow pupils.
Councillor Paddy Bradley said: “It puts the schools in charge of road safety issues and creates a learning environment in which children learn from their peers, as opposed to teachers. It also provides a strong and useful link between the Council’s Road Safety team and students.”
The Junior Road Safety Officers have been kitted out with a starter pack containing a handbook and pin badges, and will be presented with a certificate at the end of the school year.