Road Safety Day at Loddon Primary School - 27th April 2017
Last week the My Journey team spent the day at Loddon Primary school for their Road Safety Day. Loddon were also celebrating achieving their Bronze Modeshift award.
On the day, Community wardens and Thames Valley Police handed out leaflets before and after school on “Considerate parking” and talked to parents in the roads surrounding the school. Our School Travel Plan Adviser ran a school assembly for the younger children on “Why walk, why cycle?”
Our Road Safety Officer and Cycle Training Co-ordinator gave talks to every year group in the school on various road safety topics, including:
- Safe walking; Stop, look and listen – for Early years & Foundation classes
- Safe walking, Scooting and Cycling; Be bright, be seen and in-car safety – for Year 1 and Year 2
- Safe walking; Be bright, be seen; Safe cycling and cycle helmets – for Year 3 and Year 4
- Distractions when walking; Safe Cycling and cycle helmets – for Year 5 and Year 6
Some of the highlights of the talks included the demonstrations (with eggs and mini-helmets) of why you should wear a cycle helmet and Year 5 and 6 were very good at spotting the faults on a decidedly dangerous bike which we had brought in specially for the occasion!
The school also ran a Road Safety Poster competition and entries from each class were judged by local PCSOs, a member of the My Journey team and the School Council. The overall winners were Jess and Gracie from Year 5, who each received a cycle helmet. Some of the winners posters can be seen below.