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Taking children off the school premises

In addition to learning road safety skills in the classroom, it is vital that children gain practical experience. Some activities in this resource may involve taking children off the school premises and research shows that children learn about roads, traffic and safe behaviour most effectively at first hand.

Good planning, close supervision and risk assessment are all key parts of taking children near traffic. Leaders must ensure that school policies and Local Authority guidance is followed and that parental permission is given for all activities which take place outside the boundaries of the school.

Official health and safety advice for all schools can be found at: - new window