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Children write road safety poetry

Ten poems written by children in Cornwall are to be published in a book about road safety.

A total of 111 schools in the county take part in the Junior Road Safety Officer scheme run by Cornwall Council's Road Safety Unit.

Children were asked to create poems to spread safety messages to their peers and the wider community. The book will be in schools next term.

The winning poem begins with the line: "Cross the road, think and survive".

Cornwall Council said the overall standard of entries received was extremely high, but that Calstock Community Primary School was selected as the winning school.

Project co-ordinator Greg Foxwell said: "We were very impressed with the quality of the poems from Calstock School which showed a real sense of understanding of the issues they face on Cornwall's roads."



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