Child Safety Week – what’s happening across Essex, Thurrock and Southend-on-Sea?

SERP bikeability

The Safer Essex Roads Partnership (SERP) is using Child Safety Week 2019 to engage with children and parents about the importance of road safety and active travel.

Organised by the Child Accident Prevention Trust (CAPT), the annual Child Safety Week aims to raise awareness of the risks of child accidents and how they can be prevented.

SERP child safety week 2The theme for the 2019 week (3-9 June) is ‘Family life today: where’s the risk?’ – highlighting the new dangers caused by modern lifestyles, including road safety related issues.

Throughout the week, SERP partners will be visiting schools across the county to deliver a range of initiatives and interventions – and we will provide a daily update here.

Click here for a full list of SERP Child Safety Week activities.


Wednesday 5 June

There’s more Bikeability training, this time at six schools in Thurrock, South Woodham Ferrers and Basildon – and sessions for Year 5 pupils at Tendring, Epping, Rochford and Thurrock.

A road safety presentation is being delivered to reception pupils and their parents in Epping (two schools) and Thurrock, and the Reality Road Show is on tour once again, this time for Year 9 pupils at James Hornsby School in Basildon (see Monday 3 June for details).


Tuesday 4 June

Day two sees Bikeability Level 2 training being delivered at a further 12 primary schools and academies across Thurrock and in Chelmsford, Maldon, Colchester, Tendring, Bishop’s Stortford and Brentwood.

In addition, road safety education will be delivered to Year 5 pupils in Tendring, Chelmsford and Witham.

Finally, there is a SERP day at South Woodham Ferrers, led by Essex Fire & Rescue Service, and Harlow Fire Crew will carry out child car seat checks at the town’s Mothercare store.


Monday 3 June

On Monday, presentations were delivered to reception children and their parents at the following three schools:

  • Cooks Spinney School (Harlow)
  • St Thomas Infant School (Brentwood)
  • Stanford-le-Hope School (Thurrock)

Meanwhile, pupils at 12 schools across the county took part in Bikeability (Level 2) – while Year 5 pupils at schools in Thurrock, Epping, Basildon and Tendering participated in various road safety activities.

In the first of two engagements this week, the Reality Road Show is being delivered Year 9 pupils at Brentwood County High School.

The interactive presentation, titled ‘Taking Risks on the Road’, shows the audience how their behaviour – on a bus, in a car, on a cycle and as a pedestrian – can have an impact on not only their own lives, but on that of their families and the wider community.


03 June 2019

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