At the start of February, Willowbank participated in Road Safety Week. Road Safety week is an annual campaign usually held in November. However due to the current road works happening in and around the school and town, we felt that this would be an important time to draw children’s attention to road safety.
Each unit focused on a different age appropriate aspect of road safety.
EYFS: Focused upon Making the right choices as a pedestrian which included choosing a safe place to cross and the Green Cross Code.
Unit 1: Learnt about making the right choices as a passenger in a car. They learnt about the importance of seat belts and safe and unsafe behaviour by adults and children.
Unit 2: Focused on the use of bicycles/scooters/skateboards. They became aware of the importance of helmets as well as clothes that enable them to be seen.
Unit 3: Worked on Identifying risks and what to do? They explored: How do we know if something feels unsafe? Who do we tell? What can we do to keep each other safe?
At the end of the week, children shared their activities and what they had learnt during a child led assembly. This was an opportunity for children to perform songs that they had learnt and share their safety posters that they had created.
Interactive resources linked to road safety: