Jack’s safety-first poster is a winner

PRIZE PUPIL ... Jack Nesbitt with his winning poster design.
PRIZE PUPIL ... Jack Nesbitt with his winning poster design.

A PRIZEWINNING schoolboy from South Tyneside is showing children throughout England how to stay safe as houses.

Year 5 and 6 pupils at Jarrow Cross Church of England Primary School, in Borough Road, Jarrow, entered the Stay Safe, Stay Away competition, held by the National Federation of Builders (NFB).

Pupils had to design a safety poster, with the aim of highlighting the dangers of playing on building sites.

The eventual national winner of the competition was Jarrow Cross Year 5 pupil Jack Nesbitt, 10.

His prize included an all-expenses paid trip to London for him and his family, where he met the All Party Parliamentary Group chairman for Health and Safety, Mr Jim Sheridan MP at Westminster, and enjoyed a trip to the House of Commons, followed by photos on The Green.

Jack also enjoyed lunch at the South Bank, followed by a VIP private pod ride on the London Eye and won £100 of WH Smith vouchers for himself and £500 for the school.

His poster will also be reproduced in large-scale format across NFB members’ construction sites across England.

Jack said: “It was amazing to win the competition and going to London was one of my best days ever!”

Headteacher Susan McBeth said: “We are proud of Jack. It is a claim to fame that his poster will be on show across the country.”