Three junior school warden teams from County Limerick, Ballylanders N.S., St. Joseph’s Boys N.S., Rathkeale and St. Anne’s N.S., Rathkeale and Junior School Warden teams from County Kerry, Tarbert N.S and Tralee C.B.S. competed in the annual Junior School Warden Regional Final Competition last Thursday at Tarbert N.S.

The competition is held annually as a partnership with the two local authorities – Kerry County Council and Limerick County Council.

The Mayor of Kerry, Cllr. Tim Buckley acknowledged the very important community role being played by the junior school wardens and said “I am impressed by the amount of road safety being taught in our schools and the dedication of the teachers involved. Road safety commands a very high profile in our schools and the Department of Education together with the teachers are to be congratulated for their determination to ensure that all pupils are taught road safety on a regular basis”

Co-ordinator of the event, Michelle Mullane, Staff Officer, Roads, Transportation and Safety, Kerry County Council said “It is my belief that a pro-active approach to educating people on road safety issues is the way forward and is essential in order to instil the principle of being a responsible road user from a young age”.

The winners of the competition were St. Joseph’s Boys N.S., Rathkeale and the runners up were Ballylanders N.S. The teams were presented with individual prizes and medals by the Mayor of Kerry, Cllr. Tim Buckley.