Hull youngster Chloe Hamilton has combined her artistic skills with road safety awareness to win a local schools’ competition.
Chloe, aged ten and a pupil at Thanet Primary School, has won a poster design competition run by Neil Hudgell Solicitors and Hull Children’s University.
Chloe’s design to promote this month’s Road Safety Week will now be turned into a poster and distributed to all Hull Primary Schools. Children in ten primary schools across Hull were invited to take part in the competition to promote Road Safety Week, organised by Brake, the road safety charity, which takes place from November 19 to 25.
As the winner, Chloe was also presented with a copy of the new poster and a Kindle electronic book by Michelle Maltby, Head of Operations of Neil Hudgell Solicitors, specialists in claims for personal injury and medical negligence.
Michelle Maltby said: “Many congratulations to Chloe for her excellent poster. Road safety is an extremely important issue for youngsters and this competition was to help children think about how to be safe on the roads and come up with some effective ways to share that message with other school pupils. We were delighted with the thought and imagination that went into the competition and all the designs were of a very high standard indeed.”
Chloe’s winning design illustrated the importance of looking left and right as well as listening before crossing the road.
Chloe said: “I wanted to make the poster really colourful and so I did the traffic lights near the school with the lolly pop man.”
Elaine Butler, Head Teacher of Thanet Primary School, announced the winner at morning assembly, a nice surprise for Chloe who didn’t know that she had won. Chloe’s mum and grandmothers were also at the assembly to see the presentation.
Mrs Butler said: “We like to be involved in competitions like this as it’s a fun way for the children to learn some important lessons, like road safety. They will often remember it better. We’re very proud that the winning poster was selected from this school and that it was Chloe’s poster.”
The schools which took part in the competition were all near Neil Hudgell Solicitors’ three Hull offices on Holderness Road, Kingswood and Princes Avenue – Stepney Primary School, Pearson Primary School, Sidmouth Primary School, St Nicholas Primary School, Endike Primary School, Griffin Primary School, Maybury Primary School, Thanet Primary School, Foredyke Primary School and Southcoates Primary School.
Eve Clark, Commercial, Fundraising and Business Manager at Hull Children’s University said: “It is paramount that children are aware of the importance of road safety. We are really proud to have worked with Neil Hudgell Solicitors and be involved in this year’s National Road Safety Week.”
Brake spokesperson Richard Coteau said: “Brake is delighted that Neil Hudgell Solicitors again supported the charity during our National Road Safety Week with its Design A Poster competition. It’s a great way to get children thinking about how to keep themselves safe.”
Hull Children’s University is an innovative and dynamic project that raises children’s self-esteem, achievements and learning aspirations through the delivery of various modules and programmes, inside and outside the classroom.