GLOBAL ROAD SAFETY WEEK SPECIAL FEATURE: PEDESTRIAN SKILLS
UN Global Road Safety Week
Case study: Pedestrian Skills
To celebrate the Second UN Global Road Safety Week (6-12 May), which is focusing on pedestrian safety, Road Safety GB is showcasing some of the UK's established pedestrian safety schemes.
Created by dbda* in 2006, Pedestrian Skills aims to help children aged 4-11 years develop road safety understanding and skills at a young age.
Pedestrian Skills was originally a paper-based resource designed to compliment kerbside pedestrian training schemes based on the Kerbcraft** model. Recently, it has been reengineered in CD format to enable activities, worksheets and a teacher’s guide to be downloaded.
Covering basic and more complex road safety topics, Pedestrian Skills employs a step-by-step graduated approach. It is designed to engage and inform children and in turn allow them to develop road safety skills.
The resource includes worksheets on pedestrians, crossing the road, safer crossing places, rules of the road, hazards and safer journeys. A comprehensive guide for teachers is also provided in the package.
The resource is totally flexible and can be dipped into, or used in sequence relating to learning abilities and pupils’ progress.
dbda says that Pedestrian Skills offers an excellent accompaniment to practical training but stresses that it should never be considered as an alternative to this.
The resource usually retails for £30.75, but dbda is offering a special promotional price of £10 to celebrate UN Global Road Safety Week.
Contact Bill Smith on 0141 563 8642 or 07889 995095 for more information or to order.
*As part of Ten Alps – a media company founded by Bob Geldof – dbda offers a range of multi-media services to its clients.
**Kerbcraft teaches children aged 5-7 years how to be safer pedestrians by taking them onto real roads and showing them how the right decision-making and behaviour can help them to keep safe.
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