Police promote safe cycling in Lincolnshire schools

The overall winning pupil, Charlotte, from Great Steeping school with PCSO Jayne Richardson
The overall winning pupil, Charlotte, from Great Steeping school with PCSO Jayne Richardson

Junior PCSOs from four primary schools in East Lindsey have been working with their local police to promote cycle safety.

Lincolnshire Police is promoting a bike safety message in primary schools with a cycle helmet design competition.

The competition was run through the Junior Police Cadet School Officer Scheme in which more than 45 primary schools across the county take part.

The Junior PCSO Scheme has been successfully running at Friskney, Wainfleet, Burgh Le Marsh and Great Steeping schools and PCSO Jayne Richardson has recently been working with the JPCSOs on bike safety and security

Layford Packers, at Burgh le Marsh, donated brand new helmets for each of the winners in the four schools. One of the winners, Charlotte from Great Steeping School, has had her design digitally copied and printed onto a vinyl wrap applied to the helmet, courtesy of Web Signs in Skegness.

Junior PCSOs have promoted cycle marking and bike passports and helped teach other pupils in the schools how to keep their bikes secure.

The scheme is designed to enable local neighbourhood policing teams to get to know and work with youngsters of primary school age. Together, they work through set tasks and explore ways of reducing crime and community safety issues.

PCSO Richardson said, “The entries to the competition have been amazing, with some wonderful designs being submitted. It has been such an eye opener to see the talent of the youngsters and, whilst the competition has been a lot of fun for everyone involved, it has also reinforced a really important message about safe cycling. I’d like to say a big thank you to Layford Packers and to Wayne at Web Signs for their support and contribution.”