As a responsible manufacturer and supplier of infrastructure and school road safety products. We recognise that Children of all ages are at risk of being injured when walking to and from school. Latest figures suggest that on average six children are seriously injured on roads in Britain every day! With this in mind, we wanted to promote road safety within schools and get pupils thinking and talking about the dangers and risks whilst using the road.
Mallatite wanted to assist the local community by offering schools in the Sandwell borough the opportunity for pupils to use their creativity and imagination to tackle such a serious subject but to also incorporate an element of fun. The winning schools and pupils will also benefit from seeing their designs installed on permanent road traffic signs around their school to help spread the message and increase road safety within the vicinity of the school.
The entries that we received were excellent and captured many important aspects of road safety and the risks highlighted by the pupils. It was very difficult to pick a winning entry and we want to thank Karen Hale and Sharon Lang of Sandwell Council. Karen has helped us promote the competition within Schools and has liaised with parents, teachers and assisted Mallatite with judging the many excellent entries. Sharon Lang has helped us with the design of the traffic signs and we are looking forward to seeing the signs installed around the schools for everyone to see!
Mallatite would also like to thank Natalie Rich Head of School Key Stage 2 at Summerhill Primary Academy, Jayne Stackhouse Headteacher at St Margaret’s CE Primary School, Councillor Peter Hughes, Councillor Steve Melia and all the pupils, teachers and schools for making the competition a great success but more importantly promoting ROAD SAFETY! – We would like to say a special well done to Laila Mai Williams who won the competition with her ‘Road. Before. Phone.’ design! Laila has won a £50 voucher for herself and £1000 for Summer Hill Academy and her design will now be a reality and will be featured on traffic signs around the school courtesy of Mallatite & Sandwell Council.
As there were so many great designs received, we decided that we wanted to recognise two other entries ‘Magnet Man’ by Clayton and ‘Guardians of The Crossings’ by Elizabeth, both of St Margaret’s Primary School. They have won £25 each and their design will also be made into traffic signs and installed around their school.
Sandwell Council’s cabinet member for environment Councillor Ahmad Bostan said: “Road safety is an absolute priority for the council and the education sessions we do in schools to teach children to be safe on the roads are a huge part of this.
Mallatite are proud to have actively been involved with Sandwell Council, local schools and pupils within the community where we operate. Road safety will always be a concern, and we hope that this competition has raised awareness, and will help to educate pupils but more importantly encourage them to think and evaluate risks whilst using the road network and to pass this message on to friends, family, and future generations.