Schools, colleges and community groups get involved in RSW11
Here are a few of the ways community groups, schools and nuseries got involved in Road Safety Week 2011. (Brake is still collecting in feedback from participants, so watch this space for more!)
Liberton Nursery School engaged children and parents with a “traffic awareness” walk around the nursery. They also planned a week filled with road safety activities, including a special assembly, creating road safety posters, integrating road safety into the curriculum and holding a fundraising ‘Bright Day’ for Brake.
Falmouth School engaged local media and councillors in their campaign to improve road safety around the school. Pupils also learnt about road safety by making a Road Safety Week display, and taking part in special PHSE classes and other lessons with a road safety theme.
Artwise Youth Centre engaged young people in creating and displaying road safety posters and literature, and also ran practical pedestrian training sessions.
Kirkhope Primary School changed the entire curriculum for the Week, to incorporate road safety. They are also enaged with local media and organised a special road safety assembly, newsletter and poster competitions.
Boston High School held road safety classes for all KS5 pupils with a guest to talk to them about the dangers of being a young driver and how to keep safe. They displayed posters around the school to promote road safety to all age groups.
Bidborough Keep it Safe promoted their local road safety campaign for lower speed limits and better pedestrian crossings and signs within their village, by sending emails and making a road safety display during the Week.
Millfield Prep-School integrated road safety into the curriculum as part of a Light and Dark science project for year 2 pupils. The children designed, made and evaluated a road safety tabard which was worn on a road safety walk around the school.
Carlton Bolling College worked with West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service to create a road safety DVD. They also ran practical training and poster competitions, created a special newsletter, and held a road safety assembly with a guest speaker.
Coleg Gwent held a Road Safety Roadshow, arranged by Hairdressing students as part of their Enterprise project. They ran a number of activities for their peers in the main hall, and raised £360 for Brake in the process!
Thanks to all nurseries, schools, colleges and community groups that took part in Road Safety Week 2011.