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East Renfrewshire School Travel Survey Launch

As you may be aware, as a school community we have continued to plan and implement a range of activities and communication to support our families’ safety on the roads within the immediate school area.  This has often been led by our Junior Road Safety Officers Pupil Group, but has also included ongoing communication with our Parent Council, a local Councillor, our Community Wardens and local police.

As part of these activities, we would be grateful if you were able to spend a few minutes completing the survey detailed below which can be accessed through the link there.

https://erschoolssurvey.commonplace.is/ – Click on ‘Have Your Say’ to get started

This includes

–          survey for parents or guardians

–          survey for local communities, aimed at residents and community groups

–          An interactive map to identify specific issues, barriers or opportunities getting to school

An initial deadline for feedback is 29 May 2019, however, the platform will be open throughout 2019 to assist with future planning.

Road safety Week

Giffnock Primary

Road Safety Week

20th – 24th November 2017

Our JRSO Committee are raising awareness of Road Safety next week as part of a National Campaign to encourage drivers to ‘Speed Down’.

Throughout the week our children will have many exciting learning experiences within various areas of the curriculum and three fantastic competitions to win.

The prizes for these will be presented at our Road Safety Assembly on the 24th. We will have visits from our Lollipop Man and our JRSO Committee will have the opportunity to use the speed gun with our Campus Cop.

On Friday we will also have our Wear it Bright Day. We are asking for children to wear any item of clothing that is bright and will get them seen on the road. This can be an accessory added to their uniform e.g. a cap, a fluorescent wrist band or a scarf or if you want them to they can wear a whole outfit that incorporates bright and appropriate clothing. A donation to the Brake Charity is entirely optional.

Please keep a look out for more information over the week on our Twitter page and please encourage any conversations at home that raise awareness of safety over the week.

You can visit www.roadsafetyweek.org for more information too.

Thank You,

JRSO Committee

Pollution Monitoring in Academy Road

Kirsty and Lily with the pollution monitor in January.

In January the Junior Road Safety Officers, Lily and Kirsty from P6, helped to install pollution monitors in Academy Road.

The monitors measured different types of air pollution. We have now discovered that at peak times, pollution levels are quite high.

The next step is to try and reduce this and so we held a competition to design a banner to encourage park and stride and walking.

The winners of the competition were Ellie from P6 and Jamie from P7. Their winning entries were turned into large banners which will be mounted outside the school playground.

Ellie and Jamie with their winning entry.


East Renfrewshire Road Safety Calendar Competition

Each year East Renfrewshire Council runs a competition in primary schools to deign pictures for a road safety calendar. The entries are always of a very high standard and this year two Giffnock pupils have won in their age categories!

Sean in 7 won the P7 category and Cameron in 4 won the P4 category. Also highly commended were Evie from P7 and Molly from P3.

Sean and Cameron attended an awards ceremony at Council Headquarters today and received their prizes. Well done Sean and Cameron and well done Evie and Molly!

The calendars will be given to schools in January 2016.

Cameron and Sean at Council Headquarters with their winning entries.


Sean’s winning entry for P7


Cameron’s winning entry for P4.


Evie’s Highly Commended entry for P7.


Molly’s Highly Commended entry for P3