From the first day that our children start school with us, we teach them about how to keep themselves safe when walking in the local community.
We teach children how to cross roads safely and then in Early Years and KS1 give children the opportunity to practise what they have learnt through role play activities.
1. First find the safest place to cross the road
Look out for safe crossing spots eg zebra, pelican or toucan crossings as well as islands, subways or crossings controlled by a traffic warden.
Aim to cross at a spot where you can see clearly in all directions and where you can be seen, so not between parked cars.
2. When crossing the road stop just before you get to the kerb.
Do not stand too close to the edge of the kerb and take your time looking around for traffic.
3. Look all around for traffic and listen.
4. If traffic is coming, let it pass.
It's always better to take your time and wait for all traffic to pass.
5. When it is safe, go straight across the road - but do not run.
Keep looking and listening as you cross the road.
For more information please click on the links below:
Road Safety Week 2020 - http://www.roadsafetyweek.org.uk/
Hampshire My Journey Website - https://myjourneyhampshire.com/
Hampshire Road Safety - https://www.hants.gov.uk/roadsafety