Category: Activities

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 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 Activities

    Each area of Safety Scene has a selection of activities for the children to take part in. Each set of activities lasts for approximately 12 minutes. Each agency can tailor their activities to fit into their local safety agenda. The aims that follow each activity are suggestions only, please feel free to use them or create your own to suit your individual requirements.

    Fire Station:

    Children get to meet and chat to the Fire Officers. Trying out various activities like “Stop, Drop & Roll”, trying on uniforms. The main aims are:

    • learning how to cope in a fire emergency
    • getting to know the fire service

    Police Station:

    Meeting the Police Officers and chatting about “Stranger Danger” and other key health & safety messages. The main aims are:

    • recognising stranger danger
    • understanding personal safety
    • getting to know the police service

    Road Network:

    There are four crossing networks in Safety Scene including; scaled down, fully operational traffic lights, Zebra crossings, with Pelican crossings and road markings. Children get the opportunity to discuss road safety with the Local Road Safety Officer and School Crossing Patrol. The main aims are:

    • crossing the road safely
    • recognise and learn to use and obey traffic signals

    The Health Clinic:

    At the Health Clinic, the children get an opportunity to talk about medicines and what they need to know about how to stay safe with medicines. The main aims are learning to:

    • understand the potential dangers of medicines
    • safe use of medicines
    • getting to know the agency present

    The Lounge & Kitchen:

    Both the lounge & kitchen have been designed to incorporate many of the most common problems that cause accidents today, e.g. tripping hazards, ironing boards & irons, overloaded plug sockets, dangerous appliances, water and electricity… The main aims are learning to:

    • recognise potential dangers in and around the home

    The Free Zone:

    The Free Zone is a flexible space and has a multitude of different props, which can be included to tailor the space to a promoters requirement. However, this space can be used for any purpose a promoter requires, e.g. recycling, e-learning, etc.

    The Free Zone can be empty or include:

    • fake electrical consumer unit – housed under the stairs
    • a bedroom containing a domestic phone

    In the past used this space has been used for:

    • practising emergency phone calls
    • dealing with electric shocks
    • first aid
    • recycling

    The Phone Network:

    Safety Scene has it’s own phone network, which can be staffed by a switchboard operator. The children get an opportunity to practice how to correctly make an emergency 999 or a 112 call. This can be done using a high street phone booth or a domestic phone. Both have a hidden speaker so that all the children or young people can list to the conversation or the hidden speaker can be disconnected and children can practice on a one-to-one basis.

    Additional Ideas:

    N.B. Don’t forget that at the end of each activity presents an ideal time for each agency to be able to talk to the participants in a relaxed and positive environment. So planning a simple Q & A chat would be a useful fall back.