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Deaf schoolgirl’s winning 20mph sign to roll out across Camden

Cllr Phil Jones with Mya Lawrence and headteacher Karen Simpson Cllr Phil Jones with Mya Lawrence and headteacher Karen Simpson

Wednesday, March 5, 2014
3:45 PM

A deaf schoolgirl has won a competition to design a 20mph road sign for Camden’s borough-wide speed limit.

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The winning poster by 10-year-old Mya Lawrence, a pupil at Frank Barnes School for Deaf Children in King’s Cross, shows a lion roaring and the words “slow down”.

Her design, picked from more than 550 entries, will be displayed on lampposts around the borough.

Mya also won £300 worth of cycling shop vouchers.

The borough-wide 20mph speed limit was brought in by Camden Council in early December last year.

Labour Cllr Phil Jones, cabinet member for sustainability, transport and planning, said: “We were delighted with the number of entries received.

“We had more than 550 in total, capturing what a 20mph speed limit means to them.”

Karen Simpson, headteacher of Frank Barnes School, said: “I am so thrilled that a pupil from Frank Barnes School was selected to be the winner of the 20mph poster competition.”

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