CHILDREN at Roe Lee Park Primary School helped get the safety message out for a regeneration scheme thanks to a poster competition.

The posters give information about safety during construction and are designed to be shown around the growth development 3 scheme (GD3) in Blackburn.

They will be turned into signs and installed on lampposts near the school on Emerald Avenue.

The scheme includes resurfacing and new traffic lights at Brownhill roundabout, junction improvements at Pleckgate Road and Ramsgreave Drive, new signals at the Emerald Avenue junction and capacity increases at Whalley Old Road and Whitebirk Drive.

Blackburn with Darwen Council and Eric Wright Civil Engineering are working in partnership on the scheme and have been working closely with Roe Lee Park Primary School on health and safety around the ongoing works.

Staff working on the scheme have been into the school and have run health and safety talks about site safety, and the civil engineering trade.

A competition was run with the school with children creating drawings and posters.

Borough regeneration boss, Cllr Phil Riley, said: "The posters created by the children were all fantastic and it is a shame we couldn’t pick all of them.

"They give some great and very helpful information about site safety and taking care of yourself around construction works, so should be very useful for people in the area.”

Mark Geldard, head teacher at Roe Lee Park Primary School, added: "We would like to thank Eric Wright Group for working with the pupils at Roe Lee Park Primary School and helping to raise awareness of the dangers around roadworks and construction areas.

"They organised a poster competition and the winners were thrilled to see them made into signs which will be displayed in school and will also be used near construction areas in Blackburn with Darwen.”