Category: Resources

Road Safety Education Materials

The website contains the following:

  • There are 25 lesson packs that will help you teach a range of road safety topics to children and teenagers of all ages.
  • The lesson packs are colour coded by key stage and age range, from early years to key stage 4.
  • Each lesson pack contains a lesson plan, links to road safety teaching resources, and activities; everything you need to plan and deliver effective road safety education.
  • These resources are not limited to classroom use and we hope that they will be used by anyone with responsibility for educating children and teenagers on road safety, including road safety officers, police and fire officers, out of school leaders, and parents.

    Applicable Early Years through Key Stage 1-4. Aimed at a teaching professionals.

    For further information Think Resource Centre

    Essential Viewing for All Cyclists, No Matter How Old or Young You Are.

    Most cyclists have no idea what it is like to drive a large vehicle. Make sure that you know what drivers of large vehicles can really see.

    Building Site Safety

    SPLAAT – stands for Safe Play At All Times

    They say

    Many children are injured, and several die each year as a result of accidents on building sites. This pack aims to raise awareness of the dangers of construction sites amongst teachers, pupils and the wider community.

    The packs provide teachers with a means of delivering safety education through the literacy hour. It gives children an understanding of the dangers of construction sites and provides them with strategies for avoiding them.

    The packs are divided in to lesson plans – Key Stage 1

    Lesson Plans
    Unit A: Feelings (PSHE/English)
    Unit B: Rules (PSHE/English)
    Unit C: Reports (English/PSHE)
    Unit D: Drama (English/PSHE)
    Unit E: Leaflet (ICT/English/Art & Design)
    Unit F: Accidents (Maths – Handling Data)
    Unit G: Safety Signs (Maths – Shape & Space)
    Unit H: Protective Clothing (Science)
    Unit I: Change (Geography)
    Unit J: Mapping Hazards (Geography)
    Unit K: The Splaat Rap (Music)

    Lesson plans – Key Stage 2

    Unit A Letter Writing
    Unit B Play Script
    Unit C Narrative
    Unit D Newspaper Report
    Unit E Chronological Report
    Unit F Non-Chronological Report
    Suggested Additional Activities

    For further information see http://www.rospa.com/safetyeducation/adviceandinformation/building-site-safety.aspx

    Copies of the packs are provided Rospa contact Lyn Hall – lhall@rospa.com or phone on 0121 248 2137.

    N.B. There is a link to Spaat dot com, which has nothing to do with the information featured, we think this may be domain name scammers trying to benefit from the Rospa link. If this changes and we still have this notice in place please let us know.

    Cycling Safety – Key Stage 1 Multimedia Tests

    Direct Govs

    Short interactive quizzes for Key Stage 1 children to do either in the lcass or at home on the subject of Cycling Safety.

    Try the Cycle Safety tests @ http://talesoftheroad.direct.gov.uk/cycling-safety.php

    Be Seen, Be Bright

    What you can wear to stay safe when cycling @ http://talesoftheroad.direct.gov.uk/be-bright.php

    Cycle Safety – Two Videos from Halton Borough Council’s Road Safety Team

    Cycle Helmet Safety

    A video featuring Louise Shannon a member of Halton Borough Council’s Road Safety Team talking about buying and wearing cycle helmets.

    To view the Cycle Helmet Safety video http://www.safekids.co.uk/video-cycle-helmet-safety.html

    A video featuring Lisa Scott a member of Halton Borough Council’s Road Safety Team talking about

    Bicycle Safety Check

    To view the Bicycle Safety Check video http://www.safekids.co.uk/video-bicycle-safety-check.html

    Want to know where to cycle near you?

    A website helping parents to locate local cycle routes to take young children on.

    They say

    Send for your free info pack and discover great places to cycle near you. As well as recommending rides and routes in your area, your pack comes with helpful advice about choosing a bike, getting it ready for riding, keeping it in tip-top condition, cycling with kids and more.

    Sustrans is the charity behind the National Cycle Network, over 12,000 miles of traffic-free, quiet lanes and on-road walking and cycling routes all around the UK. Why not use it for getting to work or school, exploring the great outdoors, or just for exercise and fun?

    http://www.sustrans.org.uk/what-we-do/free-your-bike

    Railway Safety Resource Trackoff

    Trackoff Logo

    Trackoff Logo

    Trackoff is an educational initiative managed by Rail Safety and Standards Board (RSSB) on behalf of the railway industry. Our main aim is to raise awareness among young people of the dangers and consequences of antisocial behaviour and playing on the railway.

    The Trackoff website provides free educational resources to organisations that can spread the message: schools, colleges, youth centres and community groups.

    The website has:

  • Activity resources
  • Assembly ideas
  • Booklets and posters
  • Photos and signage
  • Teachers packs which include videos and lesson plans
  • For further info visit the Trackoff website http://www.trackoff.org/

    Sparkle Box – Foundation, Key Stage 1 & 2 Resource

    Sparkle Box

    Sparkle Box is an online education resource for teachers at Foundation, Key Stage 1 & 2 levels. A great variety of visual aids to assist and reinforce safety messages in a classroom situation.

    Resources available to download and use in a classroom situation include:

  • Road Safety
  • Water Safety
  • Fire Safety
  • Safety in the Home
  • First Aid
  • For further information visit http://www.sparklebox.co.uk/

    Firework Safety Videos

    Three short Firework Safety Videos

    Video 1 – The consequences of playing with fireworks from a teenage lads point of view after an accident with fireworks

    Video 2 – The consequences of playing with fireworks from a teenage girls point of view after an accident with fireworks

    Video 3 – How to use sparklers safely.

    Signal Switch Off – Rethinking Traffic Control

    A fascinating look at the need for a rethink concerning traffic control in particular where and when traffic lights are used.

    Video 1 – Roads unfit for people

    Updated critique of traffic controls with proposals for change based on a trust in human nature rather than an obsession with controlling it.

    Video 2 – Roads FiT for People

    Portishead lights-off trial, which began on 14.9.09 and went permanent after journey times fell by over half with no loss of pedestrian safety

    Possible points to discuss:

  • Our traffic control system has need been properly tested, it has just evolved
  • Traffic signals take away the need to think for both the motorist and pedestrian
  • The environmental impact i.e. emissions & pollution
  • The impact on local residents and the improved quality of life, i.e. a quieter environment, less pollution, less peak noise…
  • Concentrating on how a change in traffic control would affect young children, i.e. how do they learn to interact with motorists
  • Try as a classroom game. Create a cross roads, divide the children into the following groups

    Game 1

    Drivers
    Pedestrians
    Traffic signals – this group control the game

    Game 2

    Drivers
    Pedestrians

    Observe the differences.

    For further information see http://www.fitroads.com/ and for parents and teachers more about Martin Cassini (the creator of the videos) @ his forum http://amberlight.ning.com/