Wednesday 22 December 2010


A Basildon financial officer has made the shortlist in Goodyear’s national search for the best unsung school safety hero.

Pam Slingsby, affectionately known as tyre-less Pam, was nominated by colleagues, pupils and parents at Basildon Church of England Primary School due to her extraordinary commitment to school safety.

Paul Field, headmaster at Basildon Church of England Primary School, said: “We’ve nominated Pam because she has worked to create a safe environment for our children through her knowledge and application of health and safety procedures.

“She is meticulous in her organisation and constantly aware of the need to consider the correct safety provisions for school events and developments.”

Speaking of her nomination, Pam said: “A lot of the health and safety work devolved to me from our headmaster when I joined the school in 2004. It has become one of my favourite aspects of the job – so I’m delighted that the school has nominated me for this award.”

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

Michelle Fisher, brand manager at Goodyear, commented: “To hear about Pam’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.”

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