South Yorkshire pupils attend road safety ‘Oscars’ in Sheffield

Pupils from Ridgewood School
Pupils from Ridgewood School

School pupils from across South Yorkshire mixed with celebrities at the ‘Road Safety Oscars’ in Sheffield.

Youngsters mixed with local celebrities and television stars including the Chuckle Brothers and former X Factor finalist, Luke Friend, at the event at the City Hall.

Pupils from Ridgewood School

Pupils from Ridgewood School

Local rap artist Jay Fitz and Got to Dance semi-finalists Urban Jokers also performed.

Schools were invited to the event to mark the end of an initiative funded by the South Yorkshire Safer Roads Partnership, aimed at encouraging peer-to-peer road safety education in secondary schools.

Students were asked to devise a piece of theatre incorporating key road safety messages to perform to their schools.

The students filmed their productions and submitted them to the Sheffield Council’s Road Safety Team.

The films were screened at the Road Safety Oscars and prizes were handed out.

Joanne Wehrle, South Yorkshire Road Safety Partnership’s Safer Roads education manager, said: “We were treated to a fantastic afternoon’s entertainment, but behind this there was a serious message about keeping young people safer on the roads.”