HELMET DESIGN: Ebonie Cooper with her helmet she designed.
HELMET DESIGN: Ebonie Cooper with her helmet she designed.

Ebonie’s helmet design a winner

EBONIE Cooper won’t need to be reminded to wear her bike helmet when she gets to ride her new bicycle.

And that’s because the Cabbage Tree Island Year 4 student will be proud to show off the artwork on the helmet – she designed it!

Ebonie was one of about 150 Year 4/5 students from three local schools – Cabbage Tree Island Public School, Wardell Public School and St Francis Xavier’s School, Ballina – who took part in a bicycle helmet artwork competition run by the Roads and Traffic Authority.

Her design was the winner, and a new bike was her prize.

The RTA’s Aboriginal Programs Adviser for the northern region, Garry Ferguson, said the program aimed to teach children the importance of wearing their bike helmets.

“And it was to make sure the helmets are properly done up,” he said.

The program also included a bike safety session at each of the schools.

Each student at the participating schools – about 450 of them – will receive a helmet with Ebonie’s design on it.

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