Road Safety Week 20th - 26th November

Join us for Road Safety Week 20th – 26th November

Brakes Road Safety Week is a great opportunity for schools to emphasise road safety at a time when evenings are getting darker and are more dangerous for children and young people.

The main focus of Road Safety Week 2017 is speed, which is a contributory factor in one in every four fatal road crashes.  The message ‘Speed Down Save Lives’ calls for drivers to keep to 20mps in areas where people live and to stay within speed limits.

As well as informing children and young people about speed, and engaging them with key road safety messages that affect them, you can also use Road Safety Week as an opportunity to remind children and young people to look and listen careful before crossing roads in safe places, and to reinforce the messages that younger children should always hold an adults hand when crossing a road.

Resources to support the week including activity sheets and lesson plans linking to PSHE and cross curriculum ideas are available  via the HUB http://thehub.bathnes.gov.uk/Article/42036. An assembly presentation is also available to download from the Brake Website  www.roadsafetyweek.org.uk/members Using the password speeddown to access the resources

KS1

Street Feet – Interactive road safety resource

This fun and educational role play kit is available to loan. It allows children to practice and discuss road safety and begin to think about their responsibilities as a road user in a safe environment. This resources can support The Stop, Look, Listen and Think Sequence.

Further resources, activity ideas and interactive games for KS1 are available at http://think.direct.gov.uk/education/early-years-and-primary/

Should you require further information regarding resources available to help support Road Safety Week please contact our Road Safety Officer: Irene_Stewart@bathnes.gov.uk  or telephone direct: 07977228169 / 01225 394259.