Junior Road Safety Officers
We Are Your Road Safety Officers
Winter is here, so are the dark nights and we want you all to keep safe!
Our advice to you as road safety officers is:
- Wear bright colours so you can be seen in the dark - Be visible!
- If you have anything reflective that is also good to wear
- Cross in a safe place, never between cars
- Hold a grown ups hand, walking to school and crossing roads if you are little, to keep extra safe
- Look carefully and listen for traffic from all directions
- Tell your parents where you are going, they need to know
- If you are on your bike and it is dark you must have lights on
- When crossing the road: STOP, LOOK, LISTEN, LIVE! Remember this to help you keep safe
As Road Safety Officers, we have been out measuring the course and have ensured it is measured accurately. We have used tour maths knowledge on finding averages, as Mrs Cox and ourselves all recorded measurements and then worked out the average distance of each section of the walk.
We will also be helping set up the course tomorrow ... fingers crossed for a fine day!
Keeping Safe - Design A Helmet Competition
After Christmas, our school Road Safety Officers noticed lots of their friends at school had received bikes and scooters. They wanted to make sure that everyone was staying safe when out and about on their new toys.
Isobelle and Breaze sprung into action, preparing and presenting a whole school assembly about the importance of being highly visible and wearing protective gear when out and about on scooters, bikes and skateboards. In order to demonstrate the importance of wearing a helmet they used an egg to show how easily you can damage your skull if you fell if you didn't wear one.
They then launched a competition across the whole school for children to design their own cycling helmet. The response was fantastic and the officers had a hard time judging who would win. However, a winner and runner up was chosen from each class and they were all superb! The children were able to explain their designs and some even had additional safety features, like glow in the dark paint and safety spots to absorb impact.
What a great way to teach the children about keeping safe and well done to the Road Safety Officers for delivering that all important message.