Youngsters asked to get creative for national event

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BUDDING local writers and artists are getting involved with a school competition to support National Road Safety Week.

Scrivens Opticians and The Hearing Company have organised the competition which requires youngsters from local primary schools to create a poster or write a poem to express what they know about the stop, look, listen rule.

One pupil from the area will win a £20 book token or art pack for themselves, as well as a £25 book token for their school. The winner, who will be announced later this month to coincide with National Road Safety Week, from 21-27 November, will also go into a national draw to win £500 worth of book vouchers for their school.

In addition, they will have their poster displayed in local branches of Scrivens Opticians and The Hearing Company.

Emma Humphreys, branch manager at Scrivens Opticians on George Street, Pocklington, said: “Road safety is such an important issue and it’s especially important for children to learn to stop, look and listen from an early age. This way they can become safe pedestrians, cyclists and drivers as they grow older.

“Our competition tasks primary school children in the local area with designing an attention-grabbing poster or poem that we can display in our store to raise the awareness of road safety.

“Furthermore, the competition highlights the importance of eye and ear health care.”

National Road Safety Week aims to teach children about the importance of using their eyes and ears when walking close to, or crossing, a road.

Entries for the competition are now closed.