Kent youngsters on the road to a safer summer

11.45 | 24 July 2018 |

A new activity booklet has launched in Kent to help children understand how to look out for risks and keep themselves safe – including around roads.

‘Road Trip to a Safe Summer’, created by Kent Fire and Rescue Service (FRS) in partnership with East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service, follows the fictional Byrnes family as they embark on their summer holiday staycation.

The family head off in their car, then arrive at the campsite, before they enjoy a day at the beach. Throughout their road trip they come across a range of hazards and learn how to stay safe along the way.

Ian Thomson, assistant director for community safety at Kent FRS, said: “Families are already telling us they’re benefiting from the activity booklet that encourages children to think more about how to stay safe over the summer holidays – whether in the car, outdoors or in and around water.

“It’s all about instilling key safety messages while they have fun and enjoy completing the Byrnes family story with stickers, colouring in and having a go at a word search.”

Children are encouraged to use the stickers inside the booklet to fill in the gaps in the Byrnes family’s road trip story. There’s also a chance to win a Byrnes family t-shirt by entering the colouring competition on the back page.



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