23rd Mar, 2019

Primary school pupils deliver escalator safety message as part of new project

Coventry Editorial 5th Jul, 2016 Updated: 28th Oct, 2016

CHILDREN at St Mary and St Benedict Catholic Primary School were challenged to create an eye catching poster to educate people about escalator safety.

West Orchards Shopping Centre challenged pupils to design the poster with an impressive 113 entries sent in for evaluation.

The centre chose ten-year-old Daniella Freeman as the winner, she received £100 worth of West Orchards shopping vouchers to use.

Dora Gostick, teacher at St Mary and St Benedict Catholic Primary School, said the school was excited to get involved in the competition and keen to encourage safety first when using an escalator.

She said: “It was a great opportunity for our students to learn in a fun and creative way.

“We were delighted with the many impressive designs and we are really proud of what our students here have created.

“I want to wish Daniella my warmest congratulations for a fantastic and very deserving winning entry.

“It has been a pleasure working with West Orchards Shopping Centre.”

Cathy Tennant, deputy centre manager at West Orchards Shopping Centre, said: “We have really enjoyed working with St Mary and St Benedict Primary School and we were pleased to help raise awareness of escalator safety amongst the children.

“It was tricky deciding on one winning design but we felt that Daniella created a colourful and eye catching design that captured so many important health and safety points.”


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