Stripes for 6 is a fun road safety challenge for children and their families.
Complete 6 challenges in 6 days for a £6 donation for the 6 kids that are killed or seriously injured every day on roads.
You can take part in Stripes for 6 at any time, at home or in school.
Why is it important?
On average, SIX children are killed or seriously injured on roads in Britain every day.
Every child has the right to be able to make safe and healthy journeys where they live, without fear of traffic and pollution.
The Stripes for 6 challenge helps children and their families learn important road safety messages. Complete six fun challenges, learn about safe and healthy journeys and shout out for safer streets where you live.
Tell us what you did
Share pictures of your activity with Zak the Zebra on Twitter @ZakBrake using #Stripesfor6.
Donate to Brake
A small donation of £6 to Brake will help us support families affected by road crashes and campaign for safe and healthy journeys for everyone.
Please make your donation on day one, and post your activity daily on social media to encourage other families to take part and donate.
Now is a great time to introduce some road safety key words while you mix, shape and bake.
Talk about the danger of traffic, and explain that a car is hard and heavy and can hurt very badly if it hits them.
Explain why it’s important for children to hold hands with a grown up when walking near roads, always cross roads at safe places with an adult and always sit in a special child seat when travelling by car.
Explain that when it comes to road safety, red means stop. Talk about traffic lights and pelican crossings and explain that the red man means that it is not safe to cross the road and they must stop and wait.
Don't forget to make a donation to Brake and share pictures of your baking on social media. Please tag @ZakBrake if you're on Twitter and use the hashtag #Stripesfor6.
Design a street that puts people first, not traffic.
How safe are the streets where you live? Are there safe places to walk and cycle? Does traffic move at slow speeds? What do you think it would be like if the streets where you live were designed for people not for traffic?
Design a new, safe town or city, with streets that are designed for people not for traffic.
You can draw your safe street on paper or use Lego or other construction toys to make a model that shows safe streets.
Wear Your Stripes for the day and dress in fun, bright, stripy clothes in support of Brake’s mascot Zak the Zebra.
You can opt for traditional black and white zebra stripes, or go as bold as you dare! Why not see if you can get the whole family to dress in stripes for the day and present awards for the brightest and wackiest costumes.
Show your friends how fabulous you look by sharing pictures on social media. Explain that you're wearing your stripes to shout out in support of road crash victims and to call for safe and healthy journeys for everyone. Please tag@ZakBrake if you're on Twitter and use the hashtag #Stripesfor6.
Walking is great! It’s a fun way to hang out with friends, and it's good for our bodies. But when we walk near roads, we need our journeys to be safe and that means we need safe places to cross those roads.
There are lots of different safe places to cross a road. How many can you spot when you’re out and about?
Tick them off using this checklist. Click on the link to download.
Children are fantastic campaigners. Even very young children can shout out for road safety by telling grown ups how to keep them safe near roads.
Here are some easy ways to shout out for safer streets where you live:
Use chalk art to write simple road safety slogans on your driveway that remind people to drive slowly, or look out for cyclists.
Send a road safety postcard to a friend or family member. Ask them to display your postcard to show they understand the importance of keeping children safe near roads. Click on the link to get the postcard.
Design and display a road safety poster calling for safe streets for people.
Get the wheels turning on your road safety campaign. Make your bike or scooter your campaign wagon. Add a flag or a placard and push out your message as you push your bike or scooter around your community.*
*Please don’t ride your bike or scooter if you’ve added anything that might affect your safety.
If you haven't already done so, please complete your Stripes for 6 challenge by making a donation to Brake, the road safety charity. We ask for £6 for 6 challenges for the 6 children who are killed or seriously injured every day on roads.
Every penny we receive will be put towards our vital work supporting people who have been affected by road crashes and campaigning for safe and healthy mobility for everyone. Find out more at brake.org.uk/donate.