30,000 pupils complete pedestrian training scheme
More than 30,000 children in County Durham have completed a pedestrian training scheme which has been running since 2006.
The Year 3 primary school pupils from across the county have completed the Child Pedestrian Training scheme offered by Durham County Council’s road safety team.
The training, which helps raise the skills and awareness of children to ensure they are safer pedestrians, is offered to all primary schools across County Durham.
It is based on the fully evaluated Drumchapel model and has been developed to enable children to recognise a hazard, understand what a risk is, and identify what is dangerous. It provides them with the road safety skills required for independent travel in the years to come.
The training includes three practical sessions where children learn about road safety and focus on topics such as hazards and risk-taking, traffic flow, speed, volume and distance. It takes place on quiet risk assessed routes near to schools.
Since records began in 2006, a total of 30,364 pupils across the county have completed the training.
The photo shows pupils from St Patrick’s Primary School in Consett and road safety officers depicting ’30,000’ in their school playground.
Last month it was announced that more than 20,000 schoolchildren in County Durham have benefitted from Bikeability cycle safety training since it was introduced in 2009.
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