The Kent Road Safety Club aims to positively effect children’s pedestrian and cyclist behaviour, subsequently and significantly reducing child and teenage pedestrian casualties in Kent.
The Kent Road Safety Club is a pedestrian education programme designed for children between the ages of 4-11 and delivered in primary schools across Kent. Pupils are engaged through Kagan co-operative learning to understand and promote safer pedestrian behaviour. Key road safety messages are delivered each year of children’s formal primary education to act as building blocks to safer pedestrian and cyclist behaviour.
The Road Safety Club is an established and evaluated education programme which delivers effective and positive road safety objectives that engage younger pupils’ imagination and instils motivation and responsibility in older pupils.
Message for parents or carers;
The Kent Road Safety team believe that road safety education is a vital part of a child’s primary and secondary learning and we know parents want to be involved too. Children in Kent primary schools are currently learning some key messages and you can play a part by helping to deliver and reinforce roadside training every time you go out and about.
Talk to your child about road safety whenever you are out and about.
Encourage your child to talk to you about keeping safe near roads.
Lead by example use the Kent Road Safety Code;
STOP before the kerb
LOOK and LISTEN for traffic
THINK about what to do
CROSS the road safely with an adult, looking and listening all the time
Please remember that your child’s participation in the road safety club does not mean they’re safe to cross the road on their own. They should always be accompanied by an adult.
Due to coronavirus sadly, we have had to stop our visits to schools, if you would like to practice road safety at home with you children then take a look at our online lessons:
Year 6 Transition Lesson
We have put together a lesson for Year 6 pupils who are transitioning to Secondary School. This lesson will help them plan their new journeys, ensuring they are making their journey’s as safe as possible; whether that be by foot, bus, bike or train. Click on the link below to print off the Travel Plan Pack that is referenced in the video.
Another video for Years 4 and 5