It’s your time to shine!

As Autumn approaches and the clocks are going back, Hampshire County Council’s Road Safety Team have teamed up with Southampton and Portsmouth City Road Safety Teams, Hampshire Constabulary and Hampshire Fire and Rescue to launch our ‘Your time to Shine’ campaign.

With the nights drawing in and the weather getting duller, both pedestrians are cyclists are far more vulnerable, whether they are on their way to school or out at the weekends. This is where our campaign fits in perfectly!

We are asking ALL schools to take part in a Be Bright Be Seen non-school uniform day on Thursday 20th October. This will highlight to everyone, both adults and children, the importance of using reflecting clothing and gadgets in a fun and innovative way to make themselves much more visible to drivers and therefore much more safe on the road.
 
All adults and children in school can dress as brightly as possible and the brightest students from each class can even take part in a fashion show in assembly. As well as having a Be Bright Be Seen non-school uniform day, you could also plan to look at different materials in science, design bright clothes like the t-shirts shown, create a bright mosaic to be displayed in school similar to the one below, have a fashion show of the brightest outfits or create a song or poem about being bright. If you can’t facilitate a whole school non-school uniform day, why not just accessorize your uniform with hi-viz resources?
 

Below are some ideas to get you started on your plans for the day:

  • Design a bright competition
  • Pre school/Nursery visit - teach their peers about being bright
  • Be Bright assembly - email road.safety@hants.gov.uk for assembly plan
  • Road Safety story reading
  • Road Safety project (designing posters, leaflets or business cards to be handed out the local community)
  • Newsletter of the day
  • Arts and crafts activities (as shown in photos)
  • Poster or t-shirt designing

Promote the day

Don’t forget to advertise the day to your pupils and school community by displaying the posters around the school. Then Tweet using #yourtimetoshine or email the Road Safety Team with photos of your day.

 

 

 

 

Prior to the event the Road Safety Team will be sending through further information, activity ideas and lesson plans to support you. If you are on Twitter please follow us @HantsRoadSafety where we will be tweeting about the event and you can share what your school does too. As well as having a be bright non-school uniform day, you could also plan to look at different materials in science, design bright clothes, create a bright mosaic to be displayed in school, have a fashion show of the brightest outfits or create a song or poem about being bright. These are just some of the ideas we will be sharing closer to the time.