Road Safety for Primary

The School Travel Team provides education and training resources for people who live and work in Southampton. Their aim is to make the roads safer for everyone to use and run campaigns throughout the year to highlight the importance of road safety, focusing on drivers, riders, cyclists and pedestrians. We work with a team of specialists, including the police, the fire and rescue service, the NHS and other local authorities.

Cycle Training

Cycling can be one of the choices available to pupils and their families either for school journeys or for leisure activities, and so to support this choice, the Road Safety team provide pupils with the opportunity to undertake Bikeability Level 2 and 3 cycle training.

Bikeability Level 2 is available to Years 5, 6 and 7 and the more advanced Level 3 is available to children in Years 7, 8 and 9 that have already achieved Level 2 standard. The programme aims to develop children as responsible and safe cyclists and to help them understand how they can help to protect themselves on the road by wearing a helmet and bright clothing. Visit the Road Safety website to find out more and if your schools is in the Rushmoor District click here.

School Crossing Patrol

The Road Safety Team offers a school crossing patrol service in Southampton. The service aims to keep parents and pupils safe when crossing the road to school and encourages drivers to be aware and safe.

For more information about school crossing patrols download this helpful leaflet or visit the Road Safety website.

Junior Road Safety Officer scheme

The JRSO Initiative gives school pupils the opportunity to lead on promoting road safety to their school communities in a fun and engaging way and are trained by the Road Safety Team. To find out more visit the Road Safety website.

Beep Beep Day

Every year thousands of tots and infants aged 2-7 take part in a BRAKE Beep Beep! Day. It's a great way to engage children with the road safety basics through fun activities, while raising awareness among parents and the wider community about protecting children on roads.

Each Beep Beep! Day will have a different theme with brand new free and low-cost resources. For more information and to register visit the Brake website.

Road Safety resources & competitions

You can find curriculum based resources on the Road Safety website along with KS1 and KS2 general resources to keep your parents and pupils safe:

Zig-Zag campaign – Does your school have a problem with people parking on the Zig-Zags outside your school? Why not use the Road Safety Zig-Zag flyer to highlight the issue and ask parents to change their behaviour.

Road Safety Parking Banner scheme – The aim of this scheme is to run a competition in schools to create a slogan which can then be made into a banner, printed and delivered free of charge, to be displayed outside the school which draws parent’s attention to parking problems.

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