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Help requested posted on 1st April 2020:

Primary school road safety delivery

We're carrying out a review of our delivery in primary schools and wondered if other areas would be willing to share an outline of what you deliver for each year group, or if anyone has any links / information about best practice. We've looked at the Think and new online resources. We'd be interested in what other areas deliver as both classroom based sessions and practical training so we can compare with our current provision. Many thanks.

Rebecca Murray

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Response posted on 1st April 2020 by:
John Holiday

E: jahsurveying@btinternet.com
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Primary school road safety delivery

I am Bikeability National Standards Instructor in schools, giving year 5 & 6 pupils instruction on riding safely on the roads.


Response posted on 1st April 2020 by:
Beverley Mercer

E: bmercer@warrington.gov.uk
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Primary school road safety delivery

In Warrington we primarily target yr 5 & 6 and focus on independent travel. For Year 5 discuss Journey Planning using maps and planning safer routes to specific locations. We discuss various speeds of roads, driver behaviour, pedestrian behaviour, safer crossing points.

We also run Junior safety Officer scheme with Year 5 pupils.

Year 6 we use the Street Moves resource.

We do ad-hoc year 4 sessions focussed around cycle safety, using mini cycle helmets and egg experiments.

If you would like any more information, please get in touch.


Response posted on 1st April 2020 by:
John Billington

E: john@room9media.com
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Primary school road safety delivery

Hi Rebecca

We produce resources for each year group: Starting school, pedestrian safety for KS1 and KS2, scooter and cycle training, moving up to secondary school and lots of age relevant cleaner air resources.
www.room9media.co.uk

Email me if you want to see any samples!

John


Response posted on 1st April 2020 by:
Max

E: max.moorcock@hackney.gov.uk
T: 020 8356 1358

Primary school road safety delivery

Hi Rebecca,
I have presentations for KS1 (holding hands, safer crossing, Stop, look, listen & think) and KS2 (some of the same plus distractions, ways to keep safe) which I would be happy to share. I have only recently taken over the role but also have things particular to our Junior road safety officers, SEN groups, and year six (transition) lessons. We don't offer practical ped training but sometimes the JRSOs will do this. Let me know if you want anything we might have.


Response posted on 2nd April 2020 by:
Engel Prendergast

E: eprendergast@walga.asn.au
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Primary school road safety delivery

A program in Western Australia, School Drug Education and Road Aware, has a lot of useful advice and curriculum based resources for all year groups https://www.sdera.wa.edu.au/


Response posted on 2nd April 2020 by:
Lucy Hunter

E: lucy.hunter@hertfordshire.gov.uk
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Primary school road safety delivery

In addition to Road Safety training, at Hertfordshire County Council will deliver Bikeability Training to approximately 8000 primary school pupils last year. The training is standardised across the country and all instructors complete the Bikeability instructor training and deliver the same course programmes. The majority of our training is Level 2 Bikeability which is delivered to Years 5 and 6. If you would like any further information please get in touch with the Hertfordshire Cycling Team at Cycle.Training@hertfordshire.gov.uk


Response posted on 2nd April 2020 by:
Edward Handley

E: ed_handley@hotmail.co.uk
T: 07980875002

Primary school road safety delivery

There is a lot of material available but well worth looking at www.srsculture.com or just google SRS Culture for schools.


Response posted on 3rd April 2020 by:
James Marsh

E: james@b3online.co.uk
T: 020 3772 0744

Primary school road safety delivery

Hi Rebecca,
There's a thread about Resource Prioritisation started by Sue Whitehead that you might find useful as it covers some of the same areas
http://www.roadsafetyknowledgecentre.org.uk/help-forum/1118.html


As a supplier (www.b3creative.com), the primary school materials/campaigns that are most popular across the country are:
Road safety information/activity booklets aimed at three distinct age groups (years 1 and 2; years 3 and 4; years 5 and 6). The booklets reflect the road safety issues at that particular age, their reading ability/comprehension, their interests and so on)
Where time or staff are in short supply (er, where isn't that the case?!), focusing on year 6 pupils to help them with transition to secondary school and prepare for independent travel. This can be through booklets mailed direct to schools or through 10 or 15-minute sessions delivered as part of a Junior Citizenship/Crucial Crew events. This is in answer to the RSI spike one sees in Yr 7 and 8.
Initiatives that are pupil-led and pupil-run (often by JRSOs or JTAs), that last for a few weeks and use gamification to maintain interest over that period

We have certainly seen a shift away from bespoke, area- or issue-specific campaigns - budgets are just too tight, I believe.

I hope that helps a little.
James


Response posted on 7th April 2020 by:
Syd Henry

E: sydney.henry@psni.pnn.police.uk
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Primary school road safety delivery

Rebecca

I keep it very simple for the primary school kids. I cover 3 things which are times they are in potential danger, Cycle Safety, Pedestrian Safety and Seatbelts. For P1-P3 I concentrate on seatbelts using the Teddy takes a tumble story sack and then for the older ones I just have a simple presentation covering all 3. Here in Northern Ireland, Sustrans (www.sustrans.org.uk) do a lot of work on cycle safety in our primary schools.


Response posted on 14th April 2020 by:
Jan Brabin

E: j.brabin@bury.gov.uk
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Primary school road safety delivery

Iam the RS officer at Bury Council. This is what I deliver.
Y2 - First session in class, Stop Look Listen and Think. Second session is a practical pedestrian training session on the road.
Y3 - In class session discussing Safer Places to Cross
Y5 - Practical pedestrian session covering crossing at junctions and near parked cars
Y6 - Crucial Crew event with Child safety Media
Y7 - Distraction for pedestrians and drivers. Seatbelts.
Please contact me if you need more info.
Jan


Response posted on 23rd April 2020 by:
Emily Tester

E: emily.tester@brighton-hove.gov.uk
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Primary school road safety delivery

In Brighton & Hove we deliver the following:

Yr R and Yr 1 - Bikeability Plus
Yr 1 - Child Pedestrian Training
Yr 2 - Scooter training
Yr 3 - Child Pedestrian Training
Yr 4 - Bikeability Plus
Yr 5 - Bikeability
Yr 6 - Bikeability

Child pedestrian scooter training have Council own developed resources i.e. certificate, handbook and badge.
Bikeability courses have their own resources.

Our School Travel team also offer a road safety/transition assembly(from Year 6 to 7) for Years 5 and 6 in schools that ask for them. This is based around 'Stop, Look. Listen. Think', types of crossing points, route mapping and independent travel.

They also work quite a lot with School Councils (all-age primary) or Travel Ambassadors and road safety, especially relating to anti-social parking, is often discussed.

If you need further information please do not hesitate to contact me.

Emily


Response posted on 23rd April 2020 by:
James Marsh

E: james@b3online.co.uk
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Primary school road safety delivery

A thought on primary school materials - you may be interested to see there is a news story on the RSGB website about suppliers (we're one of them) offering free materials during the pandemic.
https://roadsafetygb.org.uk/news/suppliers-offer-free-road-safety-teaching-resources-for-children/


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