Road Safety Week takes place from 21-27 November 2016 and educators are being urged to start planning now! It's the UK’s biggest road safety event coordinated by the charity Brake and supported by headline sponsors RSA and Specsavers. The event, now in its 20th year, is a great opportunity for teachers to engage pupils of all ages in life-saving lessons of road safety.
Educators can link activities to the 2016 theme 'make the pledege', or to any road safety topic. Brake will be encouraging families to consider how they use road, and if they can switch to walking, cycling or using public transport as much as possible. Educators can engage pupils in exploring benefits of sustainable and active travel and opportunities for their family to get around in this way. Teaching road safety and active, sustainable travel in their classroom can help meet goals of compulsory curriculum subjects such as science and geography, and also meet goals as part of a citizenship agenda.
Road crashes are the biggest cause of death among young people, and there is increasing acknowledgement of the threat traffic pollution and sedentary lifestyles pose to children and families. Raising awareness of road safety and creating safe spaces for sustainable and active travel is vital.
REGISTER NOW! Brake is urging educators to register to take part in the Week and receive support and free email action pack resources available from Brake.
You can register now by clicking here or email firstname.lastname@example.org.