Hannah's head of the competition

PUBLISHED: 12:46 06 April 2006 | UPDATED: 11:39 04 May 2010

SOHAM Village College pupil Hannah Turner has won a bike and cycle helmet in a competition designed to encourage youngsters to be more safety conscious. The competition - called Look After Your Head - was launched by a leading national charity which runs

SOHAM Village College pupil Hannah Turner has won a bike and cycle helmet in a competition designed to encourage youngsters to be more safety conscious.

The competition - called Look After Your Head - was launched by a leading national charity which runs a specialist brain injury rehabilitation unit at Ely.

Pupils from the college were invited to take part and Hannah received her prize at a presentation ceremony in the unit at Fen House. She will also go on to compete for a national award.

The competition was run nationally by the Brain Injury Rehabilitation Trust to mark Brain Injury Awareness Week.

Fen House general manager, Sue Thompson, said: "There is strong evidence that the use of helmets is associated with a reduction in deaths and head injuries arising from cycling accidents.

"We are very happy to add our support through this campaign to encourage more children and young people to wear cycle helmets and therefore help prevent severe head injury."

Every year 90,000 road-related and 100,000 off-road-related accidents happen every year in the UK. Over half of these involve children under 16. In 2002 nearly 600 children and 1,800 adults were killed or seriously injured in cycling accidents.

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