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Year 6 road safety lessons in the Parc Infantil de Trànsit

Our Year 6 children took part in a safe cycling initiative with the local police at the Cycling Park in Castelldefels last week. They learnt all about traffic rules and safety regulations for cyclists, as well as basic bicycle equipment.

First they learnt how to read traffic signs and how they should travel on public roads making sure they are aware and, most importantly, safe. The police officers explained all about traffic signs (kinds, shapes, colors and meanings) and gave them traffic signals to put them in the right places around the circuit.

Then they made children conscious of several safety issues, such as the compulsory or recommended equipment required to ride a bicycle, the importance of checking the bicycle before using it and how to do it, and also what to do in case of an accident.

After that, they used peer assessment, while working with a partner and evaluated the success of the performance that they witnessed against the standard required.

At the end of the activity, all the students received a reflective bracelet, useful when riding or walking at night or in low light conditions.

Mr Taylor, Year 6 teacher, said “It was a great morning and after some practice and discussion all children passed the final exam!”