PRIMARY school pupils from around the county have demonstrated their artistic skills by highlighting road safety in their entries for inclusion in the 2017 Kerry County Council Road Safety Calendar competition.
On Thursday morning, Paul Neary, Senior Engineer, Operations & Safety Department, Kerry County Council presented the twelve winning pupils from various primary schools around the county with a copy of the 2017 Road Safety Calendar which features their artwork.
Each month features one of the images created by the twelve winning pupils who were selected from a total of over 400 entries.
The winners are;
The Cathaoirleach of Kerry County Council, Cllr. Michael O’Shea presented individual prizes to the winning pupils. Pupils were invited to enter a picture containing a road safety message.
Cathaoirleach of Kerry, Cllr. Michael O’Shea congratulated each of the pupils on their wonderful drawings and said that “the standard of the competition is extremely high and it is great to know that these pupils, through their drawings, are contributing to raising awareness of road safety throughout the county”.
Co-ordinator of the event, Michelle Mullane, Staff Officer, Operations & Safety Department, was delighted with all the entries. “We had over 400 entries from schools around Kerry. It is fantastic that the teachers and pupils got so strongly involved and it is my hope that each pupil who took part will have an increased awareness of road safety as a result”.