Category: Safety Scene

Our Thanks to a Great Consultant

We’ve has recently received an email from Cathy Boyd to say that she launched a new company Strategic Partnerships Consultancy.

Cathy for anyone that knows Safety Scene has been a very generous person both in terms of her time, ideas and also expertise. She has been very helpful in general, spotting areas of strengths and of weaknesses and helping us to become a better project. Cathy was also one of the first northwest based promoters to spot the potential that Safety Scene had and did so year on year.

We would like to wish Cathy and her team every success for her new venture. Please click on the link to find out more about Cathy and Strategic Partnerships Consultancy

Classroom Warm-Up Activities – Road Safety

As a follow up to the road network, try the following for classroom warm-up activities. The teacher can choose from the following ideas:

Traffic Lights, Pelican & Zebra Crossings

  • Red – stop whatever is happening
  • Yellow – walk or jog on the spot
  • Green – walk or jog around the area
  • Pelican Crossing – Standing on the spot flapping their arms like the wings of a bird
  • Lollipop Person – children hold their arm up in the air and say “stop” look around and if it’s safe tell each other to “cross the road”
  • Zebra Crossing – running on the spot as fast as they can (like a galloping zebra)
  • General Road Safety

  • Police Car – Children sit in groups of four and say “be baa be baa” 4 times (other change the numbers to suit number of children present)
  • Fire Engine – Spin around on the spot raising and lowering their arms
  • Right, Left or Stop – pupils change direction according to the command until told to stop
  • Breakdown – lie down and close their eyes (no talking, quiet time)
  • School Bus – children all form a long queue, hands on each others shoulders and walk slowly
  • School Zone – walk slowly looking right and left, stop count to 5 and repeat
  • Please feel free to suggest additional ideas that can be used as part of classroom warm-up activities.

    Safety Scene Activity Route

    Safety Scene Activity Route

    Safety Scene Activity Route

    A Safety Scene activity route guide for promoters and participants.

    Click for a larger version of the route guide.

    Safety Scene Evaluation Results

    The following shows the statistics based on the question.

    Teachers Evaluation – Rate Your Pupils Awareness of Road Safety AFTER the event

    Includes:

  • numbers of votes
  • rating given
  • date
  • time
  • and where the evaluation took place
  • Evaluation Results

    Evaluation Results

    Teacher or Pupil Evaluation of Safety Scene Activities

    An example of how each activity could be rated by teachers or pupils.

    Please rate the following activities where 10 = Excellent & 1 = Poor

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    Please rate the following activities where 10 = Excellent & 1 = Poor

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    Evaluating Safety Activities – Before and After Example

    All the Safety Scene evaluations can be tailored to promoters exact criteria and be either a single response or multiple choices. This is an example of a straightforward single option pre and post event evaluation.

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    The results are collated over an agreed timescale and then the information is sent on to the promoter.

    Demonstration – Safety Scene Evaluation Feedback Form

    This is a demonstration of the Safety Scene evaluation/feedback system. There are three separate areas, however, more can be incorporated, if required.

  • Teachers – For teachers to evaluate the activities and also to evaluate how well the various messages impacted on the children, using pre and post evaluation.
  • Children – For the children to indicate how well they felt the visit went
  • Partners – For partners to feedback to Safety Scene the quality of service/activities and how successful or other wise they felt the activities were
  • Each evaluation criteria is fully customisable i.e. the promoter can stipulate the exact criteria that they wish to evaluate or use the Safety Scene pre configured questions. The answers can be single selection or multi selection.

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    The evaluation will be available online for an agreed period after which the data will be collated and forwarded to the promoter for evaluation.

    Safety Scene PSHE links to Third Party Websites

    Where possible we have tried to grade websites via the PSHE ks1, 2 or 3 criteria, however, this is not always possible to do accurately.

    Staying up-to-date. Safety Scene does its best to make sure all websites that we link to are operational. We do this weekly using technology that tells us if a website is operational, after three failed visits we will take down the link to that website.

    If your link is changing and you still wish us to maintain our links to your website please send us an email indicating when the URL will change.

    Commercial Advertising on Safety Scene Website and UK Activities

    For companies that wish to advertise on the Safety Scene website please use either this contact form or call the office to discuss how best to advertise your safety products or services.

    There are also numerous opportunities to get your products or services included within Safety Activities.

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    Myths about Teachers and Out of School Activities

    To address the question asked “If a pupil is hurt on a Safety Scene visit can the teacher in charge be sued?”

    Firstly we’d like to point out that there has never been an accident during a Safety Scene visit. Secondly we would like to draw teachers attention to the Health and Safety Executive’s website and the page Myth: If a pupil is hurt, the teacher is likely to be sued.

    We can’t find a single instance in the past five years of a teacher being personally sued for compensation.

    As all activities, as long as common sense is used and children and young people attending are not allowed to misbehave, the risk of anything untoward happening is infinitesimally low.

    112 is Officially the Europe Wide Emergency Number

    First introduced in 1991 the emergency number 112 is officially the European emergency number. Existing emergency numbers in each country are to stay in place.

    People can now reach emergency services from anywhere in the EU, simply by dialling 112, the single European emergency number. Now that 112 can be called from any phone in Bulgaria, it has achieved complete availability just before the Christmas period when thousands of people travel between EU Member States to visit family, hit the slopes or look for winter sun. It also crowns the combined efforts of the European Commission and EU Member States to make 112 fully available everywhere so that Europeans will always have a lifeline in the EU.

    For further details