Road safety in schools
Road safety learning available to children
Brighton & Hove City Council is keen to work with schools.
We provide schools with a number of road safety services, including:
- Child Pedestrian Training
- Cycle Training
- School Travel Plans
- Safer Routes to Schools
- School Crossing Patrols
We also had theatre in education tours, in both secondary and primary schools. These highlighted issues related to travelling to school and those for potential new drivers/riders and their passengers.
Road safety resources for schools
Three children aged four or under are injured while on foot every day. Nurseries can play a vital role in educating children from an early age and help to promote road safety in the local community. Road safety resources can be borrowed from the Road Safety Team.
If you are planning to use road safety as a topic in the classroom download free download free lesson plans and worksheets.
Road safety can be used as an excellent topic in assemblies. Download our road safety assembly plans for 4 to 7 year olds (PDF 370KB).
Download a road safety information card which illustrates, using symbols, how to cross the road safely using a pedestrian and zebra crossing.
With Sussex Safer Roads Partnership we offer Theatre in Education:
- At year 7: Streetwise (pedestrian safety - students at higher risk as new to independent travel)
- At year 11: Passenger (where students morel ikely to be passengers in peers cars, learning how they can manage risk on roads and take control of risky situations).
Both of theses have been successfully evaluated and will return again in 2019 Autumn term.
Secondary schools have very limted time for PHSE so we concentrate resources on these two productions but will help with projects where we can, on request.
Tertiary and 6th form colleges
The Fire Service run Safe Drive Stay Alive sessions for colleges, focussed on driver and passenger awareness on the four fatal factors: Drink/drugs, Speed, Distraction and Seatbelts.
We offer complimentary New Driver Awareness sessions which facilitate discussion on effective ways of minimising risk as a new driver or passenger.
We also attend college day events on drink/drug awarenss/active travel and on being a new driver/biker where possible.
Contact the Road Safety Team for more information.