THE Woodroffe School in Lyme Regis has received an award for its commitment to road safety education.
Woodroffe was one of seven schools across the county to receive an award after working with Dorset Road Safe Partnership.
A awards ceremony was held at Kingston Maurward College, attended by the High Sheriff Philip Warr, Dorset Police Assistant Chief Constable Julie Fielding and representatives of the Dorset Road Safe Partnership.
Recipients were recognised for their interaction with the Dorset Road Safety Partnership by facilitating road safety education in schools by Dorset Police, BCP Council, Dorset Council, Dorset and Wiltshire Fire and Rescue and the Safewise charity.
In the primary schools category, Heathlands Primary School received the gold award, with Christ the King Catholic School receiving the silver award and Cranborne Church of England Voluntary Aided First School receiving bronze.
The gold award in the secondary schools category was awarded to both Poole High School and Twynham School. The Woodroffe School received the silver award and Corfe Hills School took away the bronze award.
Assistant Chief Constable, Julie Fielding, chairman of the Dorset Road Safety Partnership, said: “It is really important for us to recognise those schools who are actively engaging in road safety education.
“Last year, 16 people were killed and a further 277 were seriously injured on our roads, and while this figure has reduced by 30 per cent since 2012, we must do all we can to protect all road users.
“I would like to thank those schools who are actively working with the partnership and welcome conversations with schools who are looking to improve their education inputs with young people around road safety.”
For more information about the road safety education schemes offered by the Dorset Road Safety Partnership, visit www.dorsetroadsafe.org.uk