Activities and resources
The resources and activities listed below are available free of charge to schools, unless otherwise stated.
Child cycle training
Cycle training is a vital part of keeping children safe on our roads. Read more about the child cycle training courses available.
This project is for pupils in Years 5 and 6.
Following a hypothetical road accident, the pupils play the part of accident investigators, using the picture display and written reports of the accident from all those concerned.
The pupils use the information to discover the key messages which are reinforced on conclusion of the presentation. The key messages are:
- Identifying safe crossing places
- Green cross code
- Crossing with a school crossing patrol
- In-car safety
- The importance of wearing bright, fluorescent and reflective clothing.
How far, how fast?
Used to heighten pupils' awareness of vehicle stopping distances.
Generally an outdoor resource because road safety staff use their cars (stationary) attached to the timing equipment. Therefore access to an off-road area is necessary.
Short classroom session aiming to teach pupils how best to cross the road, particularly between parked cars.
Free lesson plans to help you include road safety within lessons on numeracy, PSHE and science are available free online at http://www.dft.gov.uk/think/education/early-years-and-primary/
Walk to school weeks
Walking to school events occur in May and October. Schools are encouraged to take part. Further information is available at: www.walktoschool.org.uk