Teenagers rewarded for road safety campaign following death of Hucknall teenager

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Two Hucknall teenagers have been rewarded for working tirelessly to raise awareness of road safety following the death of their friend.

Harrison Carlin was 15 when he died following a collision with a car as he cycled on Forest Lane, Papplewick, in June last year.

Described as “fantastic” and “much-loved” by Hucknall National School, where he was a year 10 pupil, his death moved his classmates.

Friends Jack Chaplin and Corey Palin were moved by Harrison’s death and were determined to make positive changes as a legacy to their friend.

To achieve this they have tirelessly engaged in fundraising, liaising with police and council and raising awareness of road safety issues at the National Academy.

They have also pioneered an action group, Put Things Right, which has seen the speed limit in Papplewick extended and they have raised more than £7,000 which they hope to use in providing cycle safety training in local primary schools.

Now the pair have been honoured with a Diana Award which recognises young people who achieve important change.

The award was set up in honour of Princess Diana following her death.

Acting school principal Simon Jones said: “The hard work that has been demonstrated, together with the interpersonal skills which have brought together police, council and school organisations, have proven to be a powerful vehicle for change.”