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Road Safety Week 2017

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Road crashes are one of the biggest causes of death and serious injury among children and young people. Dangerous roads also have a major impact on their ability to walk, cycle and live healthy active lifestyles. That’s why it’s important to develop pupils’ awareness of the risks on roads, as well as reaching out to parents and the wider community. Plus, road safety is a great topic to engage pupils of all ages.

 

Road Safety Week is the UK’s biggest road safety event, coordinated annually by Brake, the road safety charity. Road Safety Week (20 – 26 November 2017) aims to inspire thousands of schools, organisations and communities to take action on road safety and promote life-saving messages during the Week and beyond. It also provides a focal point for professionals working in road safety to boost awareness and engagement in their work.

 

Thousands of schools, nurseries, colleges, community groups and organisations work together during the UK’s biggest road safety event, raising awareness about road safety and helping save lives. Road Safety Week is the ideal time to run road safety lessons and assemblies or launch a campaign for safer local streets.
Every year they choose a different theme for the Week: read about this year’s theme here.

How to get involved

They have developed some brand new online resources for 2017, free to all those who register using our online form. The free online action pack includes more advice, ideas and resources, including lesson plans, assembly presentations, activity sheets and fact sheets linked to the 2017 theme of Speed Down Save Lives.

To help inspire you and give more details about how to use the resources, they’ve recorded a short webcast below.

Interactive resources

To help you raise awareness about road safety, we have a variety of interactive resources for you to try.

These games and videos have been developed to support the 2017 theme of Speed Down Save Lives.

 

You may also find these resources on other road safety topics useful:

SOBER: Listen to five characters talk about drinking, drug use and driving

SOBER: Calculate how different drinks affect your blood-alcohol level, courtesy of the Morning After drink-drive campaign

SECURE: Take the seat belt challenge! (a game for Key Stage 1 kids)

SILENT: Find the distractions in our game for all ages, Driven to distraction!

SHARP: Raise awareness of how poor vision makes driving dangerous

SUSTAINABLE: Encouraging everyone to make our streets safer, more pleasant places by driving less, living more

For more information visit:

www.brake.org.uk

www.roadsafetyweek.org.uk

@BrakeCharity

#RoadSafetyWeek

www.think.direct.gov.uk

@Thinkgovuk

 

 

 

 

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