All children need footpaths, cycle paths, safe places to cross, slow traffic and clean air to breathe so they can make safe and healthy journeys.
Here are some examples of children who have campaigned for safer roads and learned about road safety.
Park Spring Primary School, West Yorkshire, UK
Television cameras and radio presenters attended our Kids Walk. We told them why road safety is important. We told them what we do when we are near roads. We said what grown ups can do to keep us safe. We held up banners and posters with Shaun the Sheep on them. We walked around the school playground and told our grown ups when we got home.
St Joseph's RCVA Primary School, County Durham, UK
We made our own banners and posters during Brake’s Kids Walk. We used them to tell drivers to slow down. We walked on the pavements around our school and spoke to local people. We chanted songs and made a lot of noise. We were filmed for local television news. We were also on the local radio. We told them what we want to keep us safe.
St Gilbert's RC Primary School, Greater Manchester, UK
We took part in Brake’s Kids Walk with Shaun the Sheep. Our march was filmed by Brake. We made banners and posters to tell local people that we want safer roads. We chanted songs, including “20 is plenty”. We learned about road safety in assembly and with our teachers. We wrote postcards for our parents and took them home. We told them how they can keep us safe.
Sunnyhills Primary School, Auckland, New Zealand
We integrated Road Safety Week into our class programmes. Our Travelwise Group ran safety at the school gate activities with Auckland Transport and we highlighted the week in our school newsletter and weekly email.
ELCM Alfriston, Auckland, New Zealand
We launched Beep Beep! Days in New Zealand in 2018. We blocked off the car park and had police visit to show us how to wear our helmets, then we set up a course and rode around on our bikes and scooters. We learned about sitting safely in car seats from Thrifty. We made Zak masks, coloured in road safety pictures and sang road safety songs.
Spotswood Primary School, Taranaki, New Zealand
We held a Beep Beep! Day and our local constable came in to talk about crossing the road safely. We looked at posters and then went for a walk. We had scooter safety training to teach us scooter skills and had our helmets checked.
Wardie Primary School, Edinburgh, UK
For Road Safety Week 2017 we learned about road safety in assembly and in our lessons. We learned about the dangers on roads and what adults need to do to keep us safe. We made a road safety display.
Joseph Air, aged 7, from Altrincham, Cheshire, UK
I designed a poster to tell drivers to slow down so I can walk or ride my bike to school more safely. My poster was made into a giant banner that was put up outside my school. I won a prize and went to visit my local fire station.
First Class Nursery, Huddersfield, UK
We learned about crossing the road safely. Someone had to dress up as a lollypop lady! We painted our hands with red, yellow and green paint to learn about traffic lights, holding hands and safe places to cross.
Beaumont Primary Academy, Huddersfield, UK
Zak the Zebra came to our school to help with our Beep Beep! Day. We found out about how children travel to school in other countries and we got very messy when we made a handprint poster to tell our grown ups why we must hold hands when walking near roads.
Maarif Turkish International School, Serrekunda, Gambia
We joined Brake’s Kids Walk to find out more about road safety and how to stay safe from traffic. Our parents came with us and so did the police. Brake sent us posters to help us tell people in our community that we need safer roads.
Penshurst Primary School, Hessle, UK
We took part in Brake’s Kids Walk and learned about how to make roads safer. We made banners and posters to tell people that we want footpaths, cycle paths, safe places to cross, slow traffic and clean air. Zak the Zebra came with us and we were filmed for local television news. We raised £1000 for Brake.
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