Junior Road Safety Officers (JRSOs)
21/06/2019 Bikeability Awards
Congratulations to our P5s and P6s who received their Bikeability Level 1 and Level 2 (respectively) certificates today.
Unfortunately we have had to say goodbye to Ms Wynne and her son Calin this month. We urgently need new volunteers to be trained as Bikeability Instructors next session. This usually involves one day’s training in Inverness. Please get in touch with Miss Mullin if you are interested. We need at least two more instructors to be able to carry on with Bikeability Training next year!
A huge thank you to Calin, Ms Wynne and Mrs McWhirr who have trained the P5s, P6s and P7s this year. We really appreciate all the Wednesday afternoons that you have given up to run the sessions for our school.
13/06/2019 Go For It!
Many of our pupils have already earned 25 ticks towards their next Go For It reward today. They can choose a reflector, pencil or reflective snap band as a ‘half-way’ reward. It’s great to see so many pupils walking to school from the designated drop off points. 🙂
05/06/2019 Bikeability Level 1
Our Bikeability Level 1 pupils are making great progress! This afternoon’s session included signals for turning left and right. The P5/6s had to try to “high five” the P6/7 assistants on their way past.
15/05/2019 Bikeability Equipment
We would like to thank Ross Bartlet (Highland Council Road Safety Team) for kitting out our Bikeability Instructors and pupils with new equipment. Here are our two instructors and two of our Bikeability Level 2 pupils wearing the new fluorescent jackets. We also have several new road signs, which will help us to conduct the on-road training as safely as possible!
15/05/2019 Walk to School Week Assembly
The P6 JRSOs did a super job of explaining how next week will work. They handed out the packs to the class teachers and talked through why this week is important and the benefits of walking to school.
P6/7 were excited to receive their activity booklets when they returned to class.
The JRSO’s presentation can be found at the link below:
13/05/2019 – 15/05/2019 Walk to School Week Assembly preparation
The P6 JRSOs spent three lunchtimes preparing an assembly about “Walk to School Week.” This year it will run from Monday 20th Friday 24th May. The JRSOs had a look through the class packs which contain charts, stickers and activity booklets. There are also badges for P5-P7s who manage to walk to school every day. The JRSOs decided to use Google Slides for their presentation, so that they could collaborate more easily.
03/04/2019 Bikeability Level 1
Well done to the P6s who were awarded with their Bikeability Level 1 certificates and pin badges this afternoon. They are on course to achieve Bikeability Level 2 in May! Thanks as ever to Mrs McWhirr and Ms Wynne for being our Bikeability instructors. Next term, we are offering Bikeability level 1 to our P5 pupils.
Miss Mullin also explained the “Go For It” walking/cycling incentive scheme which will run next term. Details are on the main “News” page and you will receive a letter about this shortly.
23/01/2019 Seatbelt Safety Assembly
Our P6 JRSOs presented an informative assembly to the whole school this afternoon. (Please find it below.) This was a useful reminder to everyone about the importance of wearing seatbelts when travelling in a vehicle. Well done P6 JRSOs!
16/01/2019 Winter campaign: Seatbelt Safety & JRSO Noticeboard
At today’s meeting the team decided to “divide and conquer.” The P7s graciously offered to step back to allow the new P6 JRSOs to lead the next assembly. Poppy, Poppy and Martha are tackling the noticeboard, Tessa and Kate are designing Seatbelt Safety posters, and Sam, Alba and Freya are busy researching and writing a short presentation to use at our assembly next week (23rd January.) What a purposeful lunchtime!
12/12/2018 P6 JRSO Interviews
The P7 JRSOs carried out six interviews this lunchtime. Congratulations to our new P6 JRSOs: Tessa, Freya & Alba. Sam & Kate accepted posts as JRSO deputies. Well done to the P7s for carrying out such a fair process and to all the P6s who put a great deal of time and effort into their application forms and interviews.
05/12/2018 P6 JRSO Applications
The P7 JRSOs talked over and scored each of the P6’s application forms. They decided to interview all the candidates next week. They agreed on an interview question: “Why is being a JRSO important to you?”
14/11/2018 Road Safety Week Assembly
Our P7 JRSOs did a great job of reminding everyone how to “bike smart” as we head from autumn to winter. This was the perfect assembly to present our P7 Bikeability group with their newly achieved Bikeability Level 2 certificates and pin badges. Well done P7s! Huge thanks to Mrs McWhirr, Mr Wynne and Ms Wynne for being such fab Bikeability instructors. They will now turn their attention to the P6s for Bikeability levels 1 and 2.
07/11/2018 Road Safety Week / Be Safe Be Seen assembly preparation
Road Safety Week 2018 runs from November 19th to November 25th. The week, organised by ‘Brake’, a road safety charity, is an annual event and the biggest road safety awareness event in the UK. This year’s focus is on bikes. The JRSOs agreed to present a pre-launch road safety week assembly next Wednesday.
27/06/2018 Bikeability Planning Meeting
Miss Mullin and Mrs Laird met with Ms Wynne today to plan and organise Bikeability lessons for our P7s next session. P6s have been issued with a Bikeability Cycle Training Consent Letter Glenurquhart P7s which should be returned as soon as possible, ready for their P7 input in August/September! 🙂
21/05/2018 – 25/05/2018 Walk to School Week
Lots of pupils and staff were able to walk, scoot and cycle to school this week. Some boys and girls asked to be dropped off at the shop or the swing park instead of the school turning circle. Good effort everybody!
16/05/2018 JRSO Training at Eden Court
This afternoon, Martha and the two Poppies received special JRSO training at Eden Court Theatre. It was a great learning experience with lots of different companies and emergency services lending their expertise. A huge thank you to all those involved.
03/05/2018 Seatbelt Safety Assembly
This afternoon our P6 JRSOs presented a short but informative Seatbelt safety assembly May 2018
We showed this Seatbelt Poster and explained how they work and how effective they are at saving lives.
02/05/2018 JRSO Meeting
Today we rehearsed our assembly and organised the resources for “Walk to School Week,” which is happening near the end of May. We also found out about the JRSO training day on the 16th of May, which our three new JRSOs will attend.
19/04/2018 JRSO Meeting
Today we welcomed our newly selected JRSOs: Poppy, Poppy and Martha. Huge Congratulations to them! They set to work straight away, preparing a seatbelt safety presentation which will be shared with the whole school on the 3rd of May. It is time for our P7 JRSOs to step back and let the P6s lead. They are already being a great help to our new JRSOs whenever needed.
22/02/2018 Bikeability Instructor Training
A huge thank you to Mrs McWhirr, Ms Wynne, and her son Calin, for giving up their weekend earlier this month to undergo Bikeability Instructor training. We hope to be able to offer Bikeability training to our upper school pupils next session.
24/11/2017 “Be Safe Be Seen” Assembly
After two weeks of preparations, we held our “Be Safe Be Seen” assembly this morning. Hometime is getting darker and darker so we wanted to remind everyone in the school how to keep themselves safe when walking or cycling to school in the dark winter months. We discussed how wearing bright colours, reflectors and lights and torches help us to be seen by car drivers. We sang “Be bright, be safe” and then showed the school our powerpoint presentation: Be Safe Be Seen Assembly Nov 2017
To listen to the “Be bright, be safe” song, please click below:
With thanks to ROSPA for the song.
30/06/2017 Thank you to outgoing JRSOs
A huge thank you to our P7 JRSOs who are leaving us today: Darci, Ewan, Hannah, Jamie, Sarah and Imogen. We really appreciate all your hard work over the past three years. Freya and Grace will continue as JRSOs next session (ably assisted by Eilidh and Sam.) Two new JRSOs will be selected from new P6 applicants next term.
30/06/2017 “Go For It” Incentive Scheme Update
Well done to all those who received prizes for completing 25 journeys to school over the last seven weeks.
Huge congratulations to the twenty five pupils who completed 50 journeys! Your Reward Cards were delivered this morning. Miss Mullin will post/deliver them to you so that you can use your cards in the summer holidays.
The scheme will run again next session and we are hoping that an even bigger number of pupils will achieve 50 journeys before the October holidays.
12/05/2017 “Go For It” Incentive Scheme Launched
At today’s assembly we launched the “Go for It!” incentive scheme. “Go for It!” aims to encourage more children to walk to school. There are some great rewards available to those who manage to walk to/from school on 50 occasions – these include a day pass for one to Landmark!
Following the assembly, children were sent home with a special permission letter to allow them to take part.
Next week is “Walk to School Week.” Here’s hoping that you can walk, cycle or scoot to & from school every day next week (earning you 10 journeys in the first week!)
For those who live further away, you can still earn a journey if you get dropped off at the car park at the shop/play park etc. (There is a map with the permission letter.)
28/04/2017 Meeting with Craig Ireland
This morning, we met with Craig Ireland from the Highland Council Road Safety Team. We planned next month’s “Walk to School Week.” We are going to start an incentive scheme to encourage more pupils to walk, cycle or scoot to school.
20/01/2017 “Be Safe Be Seen” Assembly
This morning we held our “Be Safe Be Seen” assembly. We have attached a pdf version of our powerpoint here. BE SAFE BE SEEN Assembly 20Jan2017 Let us know what you think!
19/12/2016 Parking Banners are here!
On Monday afternoon we helped to put the parking banners up in the car park to encourage people to drop and go. We have just finished a powerpoint for our next JRSO assembly (date to be confirmed.)
Stay safe over the holidays everyone!
24/11/2016 Latest Campaigns
Hello, we would really like to share our latest campaign with you. This term and next term we are focusing on “Be safe be seen”. We will shortly be receiving the new JRSO Bold banners, from the competition we held before the end of last term. Our wonderful winners’ bold banners will be displayed on the fences beside the car park, so you will know where to park. Finally, we have received three offers of help with our bikeability training which we hope to put in place during the final term.
Sarah, Hannah and Freya.