Our children in Year 1 enjoyed a practical road safety training last Monday. Covering a range of interactive scenarios, two police officers from the local police station gave children advice on effective pedestrian skills, child safety seat and booster seat usage, and in-car safety guidelines. Through different pedagogical activities in which all the children had the opportunity to participate, officers introduced several on the road issues, such as where and how is best to cross, the importance of holding hands when crossing, what road signs mean and the meaning of traffic light colours.
The session was aimed to help children feel more confident, recognise dangerous situations, and promote and encourage effective ways to stay safe. It was a totally worthwhile experience which will certainly have a huge impact on their awareness of road safety, and, in turn, reduce the likelihood of them finding themselves in vulnerable circumstances.