Road safety in schools Spring update

Local children are learning road safety skills at school

Road Safety Officer Andy Duxbury from BwD Council works in the local community sharing road safety skills and resources with the next generation.

This important educational work will improve road safety awareness in our communities.

Andy said:

“On 21st March and 22nd March 2022, in partnership with the Blackburn Town Centre Neighbourhood Policing Team, we continued our Safer Roads Action Plan by engaging with our fifth school this month – St Anne’s RC Primary on Feilden Street, Blackburn.

We took our Road Safety Roadways sessions to six Year groups – Reception to Year 5 – which allowed us to engage and educate 166 children within the school.

Eighty children from Reception, Year 1 and 2 were also given hi vis / reflective vests to help staff to nudge parents to encourage children to wear the bright clothing accessory on journeys to and from school.

A poll of children showed that 59% of them walked to school which is encouraging for our active travel goals for BwD.

Since November 2021 we have engaged with 1145 children in Blackburn with Darwen schools.

On 7th March I visited Avondale Primary School in Darwen, with some great feedback from the teaching staff.”

Lucy at Avondale said:

“Thank you for coming to Avondale. The children really enjoyed it and learned a lot. We look forward to receiving the road safety goodies. 

Most classes blogged on the school website after the session and some on our school Facebook too. You’re welcome to take a look at the pictures shared:

Andy continues:

“And on 4th March I visited St Barnabas School Darwen Years 1 to 5 with BWD Police – another great session as can be seen in the collage below.”

classroom road safety scene


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