The THINK! campaign has launched THINK! Education, a new programme for young people aged from three to16 years, and teachers and parents.
The new resources aim to raise awareness of road safety among young people, and reduce the number of children killed and injured on the roads.
Resources for those aged three to five years and seven to 11 years are available now, with resources for 11–16s available in autumn 2009 and for those aged five to seven years in spring 2010.
The teachers’ area contains a guide to help senior managers plan and deliver road safety education along with teachers’ notes, curriculum links and lesson ideas.
The pupils’ area includes interactive games, video clips, posters, activity sheets and sound effects.
The parents’ area contains activity ideas and information about how parents can set a good example and teach their child good road safety skills, along with ‘home-link’ sheets for parents to complete with their children, reinforcing the messages of the classroom activities.
The resources are designed to be used flexibly. Teachers can mix and match ideas to suit their class and a variety of formats and activities are provided to suit different learning styles. The interactive resources can be used on a whiteboard or suite of computers.
The style reflects the Tales of the Road advertising campaign.
All the resources are free and available online at: www.dft.gov.uk/think/education.
Click here to download a briefing note about the resources specially prepared for RSOs.
For further information contact Jemma Best from EdComs on 020 7401 4017.