Why is road safety so important?
Helping children and young people to stay safer is a high priority, and preventing death and serious injury on the roads is an important part of this.
Nowadays many children are driven to school every day, walking to school does not always fit in with our busy schedules. Increased traffic makes us cautious of letting children walk alone.
Here at Moulton Primary School we want the best for our children; we want them to have friends, to be healthy, happy, confident, independent and to live in a safe, clean environment. Regularly walking to school helps this.
It is important to know what children already know, understand and are able to say or do about staying safer on the road. In light of this we are to introduce our ‘Road Safety Heroes’, an initiative supported by Road Safety Team at Northamptonshire Highways. Children will be invited to apply for the role of ‘Road Safety Hero’ and their purpose will be:-
To increase Road Safety awareness within our school.
To encourage other pupils in or school to act responsibly and near roads.
To organise assemblies, activities and encourage the involvement of all children, teachers and parents in local and national Road Safety events.
To promote road safety issues to everyone in our school and the wider community.
Road safety appears in different parts of the curriculum and has many links, in areas such as geography, maths and science as well as the social and emotional aspects of learning.
The roads around our village are very busy at peak times; we actively encourage ‘Park and Stride’ and as a school will be working with the Local Authority Road Safety Team, Fire and Rescue Services and the Police, who will work with the children, support parents and the wider community.