The Kent Road Safety Club aims to positively effect children’s pedestrian and cyclist behaviour, subsequently and significantly reducing child and teenage pedestrian casualties in Kent.
The Kent Road Safety Club is a pedestrian education programme designed for children between the ages of 4-11 and delivered in primary schools across Kent. Pupils are engaged through Kagan co-operative learning to understand and promote safer pedestrian behaviour. Key road safety messages are delivered each year of children’s formal primary education to act as building blocks to safer pedestrian and cyclist behaviour.
The Road Safety Club is an established and evaluated education programme which delivers effective and positive road safety objectives that engage younger pupils’ imagination and instils motivation and responsibility in older pupils.
Message for parents or carers;
The Kent Road Safety team believe that road safety education is a vital part of a child’s primary and secondary learning and we know parents want to be involved too. Children in Kent primary schools are currently learning some key messages and you can play a part by helping to deliver and reinforce roadside training every time you go out and about.
- Talk to your child about road safety whenever you are out and about.
- Encourage your child to talk to you about keeping safe near roads.
- Lead by example use the Kent Road Safety Code;
- STOP before the kerb
- LOOK and LISTEN for traffic
- THINK about what to do
- CROSS the road safely with an adult, looking and listening all the time
Please remember that your child’s participation in the road safety club does not mean they’re safe to cross the road on their own. They should always be accompanied by an adult.
- The KRSC aims to sign up 100 schools in the academic year 2018/2019.