Al Sufouh Secondary School, Dubai National Private School, and Second of December School, took the first places in the three categories of the Awards.
The other awards were grabbed by Al Ittihad Private School at the General Secondary Schools level, whereas in Cycle II, both Islamic School for Education and Jumeirah Model School for Girls were announced as winners, and in Cycle I, Hudaybiyah School for Girls and Dubai International School both emerged as worthy winners.
Engineer Maitha bin Udai, CEO of RTA’s Traffic and Roads Agency, said, “The 2nd edition of the contest evoked huge response from public and private schools in Dubai, especially after the promotional campaign conducted by the Traffic Department when the contest was launched in October last year.”
“The attention shown by schools management and students towards the contest in a testament to the imporved awareness level of traffic-related issues, and proves our success in opening direct and effective channels with one of the key categories targeted with the traffic awareness programs,” said bin Udai, who noted that the Traffic Safety Contest came to complement scores of educational programs targeting school & university students.
Engineer Maitha bin Udai added, “Announcing the award-winning schools came only in the second phase of the contest since the first phase focused on publicizing the contest, introducing standards, and nomination method, followed by the receiving and assessing of applications submitted for the contest. The third phase will be launched next March, where winning schools will be honored during Gulf Traffic Week Event.”
“The contest targeted schools traffic awareness teams, which consist of groups of students in some schools in Dubai under the supervision of the Traffic Awareness Section at the Traffic Department. The teams are intended to prepare and organize awareness activities within schools in which they study, besides contributing to the success of the awareness activities & events carried out by the Traffic Awareness Section,” continued Maitha.
“The Traffic and Roads Agency, she added, pays heed to several ideas included in the award-winning files.” She noted that last year’s topics provided innovative ideas to traffic problems, where traffic awareness teams at schools managed to come out with many clever & pioneering ideas, worthy of study and application.
Engineer Maitha bin Udai further added, “The contest aimed at developing traffic awareness ideas as regards reducing the traffic accident rates and ensuing fatalities, besides enriching traffic awareness activities with new ideas that reflect the educational environment and its traffic concerns, in addition to engaging students in identifying and updating priorities of awareness activities necessary for Traffic Department, considering that students category comes in the forefront of community segments targeted by the traffic awareness programs.
Engineer bin Udai said that the Agency had allocated cash prizes for winners of about 90,000 dirhams to be distributed among 9 winning teams in Cycle I, Cycle II and General Secondary Schools. She lauded the collaboration with the Knowledge and Human Development Authority in Dubai and the Dubai Educational Zone. More info