TWO pupils from Utkinton St Paul's Church of England Primary School are Cheshire’s top junior road safety officers.
They beat children from 273 primary schools across Cheshire West and Chester and Cheshire East councils to take the junior road safety officer of the year title.
Organisers say 11 year olds Sian Williamson and Lauren Jennings have worked hard promoting the road safety message both in their school, near Tarporley and to the wider community.
They were presented with a shield, certificate and a gift of a bicycle each by Cheshire West and Chester Council chairman, Cllr John Ebo.
"Sian and Lauren have worked extremely hard highlighting the important road safety message,” said Cllr Ebo.
“I know of the work they will have put in as my elder son was a junior road safety officer a couple of years ago”.
With 273 primary schools taking part in the scheme, Cllr Ebo suggested: “That shows some measure of the stiff competition the two faced.
"I would like to congratulate Sian and Lauren on their success which is the culmination of a very successful year in office."
Over the past 12 months the girls kept a special diary recording how they raised awareness of road safety in school which included readi ng out special bulletins and running competitions.
They worked hard during Walk to School Week with all the children in the school taking part in activities before, during and after the week.
Sian and Lauren also sent each of the children a Christmas card containing road safety messages to remind them how important it was to be safe whilst out and about on the roads over the Christmas holidays.
Headteacher Ann Barnett said: "Lauren Jennings and Sian Williamson have been remarkably active junior road safety officers throughout the year organising a range of events and really raising the profile of road safety in the school.