Safe Cross Code dance routine tops the YouTube voting charts
By Mary Dennehy
KILNAMANAGH pupils have danced their way to first place in a national Road Safety Authority competition, which promoted the Safe Cross Code.
St Kevin’s Boys School were announced as the winners of RSA’s first-ever Safe Cross Code Dance Competition, after their dance routine won the highest number of public votes on YouTube.
Principal of St Kevin’s Boys School, James Murray, said: “I’m very proud of the students here at St Kevin’s Boys School.
“They put a huge effort into rehearsing and performing the dance and it has paid off.
“Road safety is very important to the teachers and students in our school, and we always look for ways to make it a core part of the students’ education.
The Safe Cross Code Dance competition gave the students a great opportunity to learn about road safety in a way that was fun and creative.”
As the overall winners of the competition, which teaches kids about road safety and awareness, St Kevin’s was presented with a classroom pack of electronic tablets for students and a €200 voucher for the class teacher.
Moyagh Murdock, Chief Executive with the RSA, said: “Congrat-ulations to St Kevin’s Boy Schools for winning the inaugural Safe Cross Code Dance Competition.
“Initiatives like this help to make road safety relevant and interesting to young children, starting a lifelong understanding of the importance of safe road use.
“It is our job as educators, parents and guardians to teach children how to share the road with others and make responsible decisions when on or near a road, so I would urge parents, guardians and teachers to make road safety a priority not just at school, but at home as well.”
View the winning entry below or for information on how to enter the Safe Cross Code Dance Competition 2016, and additional road safety information, visit www.rsa.ie