Posted on Monday 22nd February 2021 in About Us, All Road Users, Cyclists, Data, Drivers, Education and Training, Motorcyclists, Pedestrians

Schools across Sussex can now take advantage of two free online road safety digital resource packs which help secondary school students learn about the importance of pedestrian and passenger safety.

Sussex Safer Roads Partnership are working with The Rapport Group to deliver Year 7 and Year 11 students with vital information and tools to take responsibility for their safety whilst out on the roads. The online theatre-in-education programmes offer digital resources that convey vital road safety messages through memorable, informative and fun experiences for students.

Created by teachers, for teachers, the unique online resources provide all the information needed to deliver important messaging, including teacher notes, activity sheets for students, along with bespoke videos for both in-class or remote learning.The lessons are a mixture of group and individual work that explores hazard awareness, dealing with peer-pressure and problem solving, as well as linking to cross-curiculum subject topics.

Look Up! teaches Year 7 students aout the importance of pedestrian safety, how to spot hazards on a journey, the importance of
using sense in road safety, how to think like a driver and understand the impact behaviour has on safety.

Take A Second is provided to Year 11 students and covers how to be a safe passenger, the impact of speed on a collision, the dangers of distracting a driver, and the ways students can speak up to stay safe in a car.

A spokesperson for Sussex Safer Roads Partnership noted: “These productions are a vital tool for young road users to utilise and gain the confidence they need to travel safely and independently. Whether walking to school by themselves, or as a passenger with friends, it is important that students are prepared with the knowledge they need to travel safely. Pedestrians and Young Car Drivers are two types of road users that form Sussex Safer Roads Partnership’s Priority Groups.

Focusing educational interventions at an early stage of student’s road user experiences will help us towards reducing the number of people Killed or Seriously Injured on Sussex roads.”

The productions tie in with further campaigns delivered by Sussex Safer Roads Partnership throughout the year.All lessons are supported by multi-media video content that is available online, free, at www.sussexsaferroads.gov.uk.

Schools that wish to take part or request further information should email communications@sussexsaferroads.gov.uk.