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Brake’s Kids Walk with Shaun the Sheep

On Wednesday 26th June, Brake’s Kids Walk will be taking place with Shaun the Sheep. Shaun is supporting Brake to call on grown ups to make their streets safer and healthier for everyone. The walk, co-ordinated by Brake, the road safety charity and sponsored by Ocado Foundation, promotes road safety and the health and planet-saving benefits of walking whilst getting the children to raise awareness of important road safety messages in their community:
1. Foot paths
2. Cycle Paths
3. Safe places to cross the road
4. Slow traffic
5. Clean air

Educators can register to receive their free action pack full of posters, lesson plans and activities, featuring Shaun the Sheep and his friends, to help their school get involved. For more information visit brakezebras.org/kidswalk or email kidswalk@brake.org.uk.

Brake Kids Walk flyer

 

Learn 2 Live 2019

The Learn 2 Live road safety education programme for students in Years 12, and 13, is running in venues all around Hertfordshire through September 2019. The programme is open free of charge to all schools and colleges within Hertfordshire.

The event educates and informs young drivers and passengers on the dangers out and about on the road and how to avoid them. Please click on this link for more information on young drivers and the Learn 2 Live programme.

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

A thoroughly effective and powerfully delivered event and one all those involved in the organisation and execution of should feel very proud of’
‘Congratulations again for an outstanding event and we look forward to joining you next year with our next generation of sixth form students’

 

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

 

Road safety tips from Churchill