Page last updated at 10:32 GMT, Sunday, 9 August 2009 11:32 UK

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."

Print Sponsor

Course to improve biker training
05 Aug 09 |  Cornwall
Campaign warns about drug-driving
23 May 09 |  Jersey

The BBC is not responsible for the content of external internet sites

Has China's housing bubble burst?
How the world's oldest clove tree defied an empire
Why Royal Ballet principal Sergei Polunin quit


Sign in

BBC navigation

Copyright © 2017 BBC. The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.

Americas Africa Europe Middle East South Asia Asia Pacific