Wednesday 22 December 2010


A Portsmouth school site manager has made the shortlist in Goodyear’s national search for the best unsung school safety hero.

Steve Culver, affectionately known as super Steve, was nominated by colleagues, pupils and parents at Medina Primary School due to his extraordinary commitment to school safety.

Howard Payne, headmaster at Medina Primary School, said: “We’ve nominated Steve because of the superb dedication he’s displayed in a short space of time. During the winter he arrives early to ensure the pathways, which are very long, are safe and clear for pupils.

“He also ensures that the community events and activities held at the school premises after hours do not have an adverse effect on the safety of pupils. In the short time Steve’s been here, he’s made a real impact.”

Speaking of his nomination, Steve said: “I’m really pleased to have been nominated for this award as I get a lot of fulfilment from helping people, so it’s good to know other people get that feeling from the work I do.”

Steve is now in with a chance of winning a set of Goodyear OptiGrip tyres for his car. Tyres that provide shorter braking distances in the wet by revealing new tread as it wears. For being shortlisted, he has already won high visibility jackets and a brightly coloured walking rope for the children at Medina Primary School.

Michelle Fisher, brand manager at Goodyear, commented: “To hear about Steve’s work is simply an inspiration to us all. Road safety is an important message that needs to be communicated to children, especially when they are travelling to and from school. It’s encouraging to see so many individuals being recognised for their outstanding efforts and safety initiatives.”

For more information about Goodyear visit


News release issued on behalf of Goodyear by Connect PR

For further information call Lee Southen on 01902 714 957 or email

No comments:

Post a Comment