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Run a Beep Beep! Day to engage early years in road safety basics.

 

Beep Beep! Days, sponsored by Churchill, are a great opportunity for early year’s educators to introduce children to road safety basics, with fun activities and resources provided by Brake, the road safety charity. Every year thousands of tots and infants aged 2-7 take part to help save little lives.

Every day, 500 children and young people are killed on roads around the world. Brake works to stop road deaths and injuries by campaigning for safer roads, and supports people bereaved or injured in road crashes.

To help UK early years get involved with the initiative, Brake produces a range of special resources to help little ones understand road safety basics, from the importance of holding a grown up’s hand to recognising when it’s safe to cross.

Everyone who registers to take part receives a free e- resource pack or can purchase a bumper pack for just £12.60, per 50 children. The pack includes lots of fun and reusable road safety activities including colouring sheets, posters, laminated activities, certificates, stickers and balloons!

In 2018, over 2,500 nurseries, schools and childminders registered to take part, helping spread important messages to more than 350,000 children. The event also provides an ideal opportunity to fundraise for Brake by dressing in stripy clothes in exchange for donations. Funds raised help the charity in its work to support bereaved and seriously injured road crash victims, and campaign for safer roads.

For more information email beepbeep@brake.org.uk or visit:

Beep Beep Day Flyer

Learn 2 Live Campaign - September 2018

learn to liveThe Learn 2 Live road safety education programme for students in Years 12, and 13, is running in venues all around Hertfordshire through September 2018. The programme is open free of charge to all schools and colleges within Hertfordshire.

The aim of the project is to educate and inform young drivers and passengers on the dangers out and about on the road and how to avoid them. Please see this link for more information on young drivers and for the Learn 2 Live programme.

Please contact katherine.ware@hertfordshire.gov.uk for more details and to book on a session.

Reviews from the previous year include:

A thoroughly effective and powerfully delivered event and one all those involved in the organisation and execution of should feel very proud of’

And ‘Congratulations again for an outstanding event and we look forward to joining you next year with our next generation of sixth form students’

 

New Road Safety in Schools Team

We are pleased to announce that after a significant restructure the School Crossing Patrol Service and the Safe and Sustainable Journeys to School team have merged to form the Road Safety in Schools Team. The team are looking forward to working with all our schools in Hertfordshire; to introduce a number of exciting new initiatives as well as continuing to support and deliver ongoing projects and schemes.

If you have any queries please contact Heather Hill, on 01992 556815 or at RoadSafety@hertfordshire.gov.uk.

Unfortunately due to these changes we have been unable to produce any packs for October International Walk to School month. Our partners at Living Streets do have a variety of resources on their website:

We will be working on producing some new resources for Walk to School Week in May.

 

‘Don’t be a Road Monster’ – Parent Parking Campaign

The Safe and Sustainable Journeys in schools team have developed a campaign to help schools try and address some of the issues associated with parents parking inconsiderately and dangerously outside primary schools. The campaign is called Don’t be a Road Monster and has been developed in partnership with students and parents from schools in Berkhamsted. The campaign consists of leaflets for parents which reminds them how and where to park safely. Parents are then invited to sign up to a parking pledge which is tailored to each school. Parents who sign up are then given a sticker to display in their car which acts as a reminder of their pledge. The campaign is launched in schools with an assembly led by a member of the Safe and Sustainable Journeys team where we show the children a short music video which can be viewed at:

Schools wishing to know more about the campaign can contact the team at: ssj.schools@hertfordshire.gov.uk

Dont be a road monster flyer
Dont be a road monster sticker

 

Staying Safe on the way to and from School

Staying Safe posterHertfordshire Constabulary has produced a Keeping Safe poster with some advice for school pupils to help them stay safe when they are on their way to and from school.

Although initially developed for Broxbourne area because of some isolated incidents, the poster is available for all schools to download and print if they wish. The poster encourages pupils to be vigilant and provides advice on what to do if they feel unsafe.

Staying Safe on the way to and from School: Poster