Road Safety Week
Road crashes are one of the biggest causes of death and serious injury among children and young people. Dangerous roads also have a major impact on their ability to walk, cycle and live healthy active lifestyles. That’s why it’s important to develop pupils’ awareness of the risks on roads, as well as reaching out to parents and the wider community.
The Theme this year for Road Safety Week set by the Road Safety Charity Brake is ‘Bike Smart’. Cyclists and motorcyclists are amongst the most vulnerable people on our roads in the UK and with more and more people taking up cycling as a healthier, cheaper and a more environmentally friendly mode of transport, the focus of the campaign is more relevant than ever. It is everyone’s responsibility to ensure the safety of all of our road users, from drivers taking extra caution when passing cyclists to cyclists riding safely and wearing suitable safety equipment.
During Road Safety Week, our whole school took part in a special Road Safety Assembly led by a Stockport Traffic Officer. Following on from the assembly each class then had discussions about the key information they had learnt. From this they then designed their own bike helmet to help keep them safe when out on the roads.
Here are some of their designs