In the twenty-first century the numbers of cars and other vehicles on our roads is increasing all the time and it is ever more important for all young people to understand the potential risks and dangers.
Learning to stay safe on our busy roads is a complex task. At St. Mary's Primary School, we believe it is vital to teach our pupils how to be safe passengers, pedestrians & cyclists. Working together with parents, pupils and the school community is the only way we can ensure that we are safe when we are out and about.
What we do at St. Mary's Primary School
- Remind children when going out of school (Forest school, swimming or school trips).
- Cycle proficiency – we want all pupils to feel safe when cycling or scooting. We offer pupils ‘bikeability’ training.
- As part of our Healthy Schools Week, we encourage children to bike or walk to school if possible.
- Parking at school (including the school car park) – we know that the majority of our parents are safe and considerate when parking in or near school. We highlight any improper parking in our school newsletter and regularly remind all parents to consider local residents when parking outside of school.
Crossing the road
We want all our children to be safe whenever they're out and about. Remember this sequence every time you need to cross the road.
- Think - look for a safe place to cross.
- Stop - wait at the edge of the kerb.
- Look and listen - make sure you can hear as well as see any traffic.
- Wait - if there is any traffic, wait for it to pass.
- Look and listen again - check again for any traffic.
- Arrive alive - walk (don't run) straight across the road.