Parents & children
What we offer for children in schools
We currently offer pedestrian training to Year 5 pupils and Reception age pupils and their parents/carers.
Speed sessions/speed watch
Currently offered to Year 5/6 pupils at selected schools. Pupils work with road safety staff and the police to look at the speed of drivers near their school. The pupils then have the opportunity to talk to speeding drivers about the dangers and consequences of their speeding.
Organised by Community Safety Partnerships for Year 6 pupils in eight districts across Essex.
Parking issues at schools
We are happy to provide advice and support to help address parking issues at schools.
Advice and resources on our website
There are lots of resources and advice for parents/carers and their children in the ‘education’ section of our website and on the THINK website including:
• Pre-school children: including the ‘Road Safety Checklist’ An activity to understand road safety signs
• Primary age pupils: including plenty of worksheets for children such as, ‘Journey Planner’ and ‘Snakes and Hazards Quiz’
• Secondary age pupils: including the ‘Small Changes Planning Sheet’ and ‘Map Traffic Survey’
• Child car seats: advice covering the law, a guide to car seats for your child, choosing a seat, child car seat regulations and FAQs.
THINK! Education includes a wealth of road safety information and resources for pupils, teachers and parents. Some of the resources will also be useful to road safety professionals and out of school groups.
Road Safety GB produced a series of child road safety resources from pre-school age to teenage years. A majority of the resources are free and available to everyone.
The Children’s Traffic Club is a fun and interactive club for children under 5 years.
In this film, CITV presenter, Sam Homewood, encourages children to be ‘road ready’ and be safe on the road.
In this film, while playing dress up, pupils learn how to cross the road safely using the Stop, Look, Listen, Think sequence.
The RoSPA website has a section dedicated to children and road safety.
The Brake website has a section dedicated to parents and families.