CHILDREN at Lunts Heath Primary School in Widnes have been commended for their hard work helping fellow pupils to stay safe.

Junior safety officers Joseph Blakemore, Lydia Crisp, MacKenzie Leech and Samuel Malby have been busy carrying out their duties all year organising competitions, updating their notice board and reading out safety bulletins in assembly.

Bonfire safety, anti-bullying, internet safety, and crossing the road safely were some of their monthly topics.

They have kept a record of how they have helped people stay safe by displaying their messages in a work book.

They each received a trophy and a shield to display at their school for the forthcoming year.

The youngsters are supported by an adult at the school who acts as their project ‘buddy’.

Halton Council’s road safety team who aim to educate, train and publicise issues, make regular visits.

The junior safety officer scheme, co-ordinated by Cheshire Constabulary, Cheshire Fire and Rescue and Halton Council, is aimed at keeping children safe at home, at school and when they are out and about in their local environment.