Activity 3: Out and about
- Adult helpers
There is no substitute for practical experience gained out on the roads. If sufficient adult supervision is available, then children can be taken out onto the roads around the school in small groups of two or three, so that holding hands can be modelled and children can be shown on which side to stand. Emphasis should be put on children being attentive and avoiding chattering when they are going to cross the road.
See Taking children off the school premises for further advice.
You may wish to investigate Kerbcraft, a well-researched and developed practical programme to help children aged 5–7 to learn to cross the road safely in real-life situations. Many local authorities train volunteers to work with children and staff. Find out more at www.kerbcraft.org - new window