THINK! Road Safety Lessons
THINK! have produced 25 lesson plans that will help teach children and teenagers a range of road safety topics. The lesson packs are colour coded by key stage and age range, from Reception to Key Stage Four. Each lesson pack contains a lesson plan, links to road safety teaching resources, and activities; everything you need to plan and deliver effective road safety education.These resources are not limited to classroom use and it is anticipated that they will be used by anyone with responsibility for educating children and teenagers on road safety, including road safety officers, police and fire officers, out of school leaders, and parents.
The lesson plans can be accessed on the THINK! website, by following this link. It may be worthwhile having a look at the other resources you can obtain from the THINK! website, such as child friendly highway codes and posters to promote road safety, which you can order to your school or setting via this link.
First Steps is an interactive early learning resource designed to teach vital road safety skills to children aged between four and seven years old. The resource allows pupils to re-create and practice crossing the road in a safe environment and learn the important message of Stop, Look, Listen, Think!
The First Steps Kit comes with detailed instructions on how to use the resource, teaching notes, posters, leaflets, stickers and information for parents. The various components for teaching the children include a set of uniforms for the children to dress up in depicting the Police, a Traffic Warden and School Crossing Patrol. These not only offer the chance for role play but also provide opportunities for children to learn who can help them cross the road safely. In addition, First Steps includes a pavement (consisting of two lengths of white plastic), a miniature zebra crossing, two miniature belisha beacons and a miniature set of pelican crossing lights.
First Steps is available free of charge - further information and an outline of how to borrow the resource, is available via this link.
Sustrans helps hundreds of thousands of young people throughout the UK to actively and safely travel to college or to college.
The school run is a major source of congestion during the morning peak, with as many as one in four cars on the road taking children to school. One quarter of primary schools are in areas that breach the legal limits for nitrogen dioxide, which stunts children’s growth and increases risk of asthma and lung cancer. Childhood obesity is at record levels while school transport budgets are facing an unprecedented squeeze.
Increasing levels of active travel offers a solution to all of these challenges. Sustrans have brilliant resources, incentive schemes, guides and events to help schools and professionals working with young people to encourage active, sustainable travel-both inside and outside the classroom. These include classroom activity sheets, the Big Street survey, an Active Travel to School guide plus much,much more.
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