Speed down save lives: Road safety week 2017
19 Jul 2017
Schools can now register for UK Road safety week 2017 (20-26 November).
Coordinated by charity Brake, the week is a great opportunity to engage children of all ages with road safety by using free resources (available from September), including assembly and workshop slides, guidance sheets, activity sheets, posters and digital content such as videos and games.
This year’s theme of Speed down save lives aims to raise awareness about the dangers of driving too fast, especially around schools, homes and shops, and focus on the positives of keeping your speed down so kids can walk and cycle safely.
Download the flyer below.
About road safety week
Thousands of schools, nurseries, colleges, community groups and organisations work together during the UK's biggest road safety event, raising awareness about road safety and helping save lives.
Road safety week is the ideal time to run road safety lessons and assemblies or launch a campaign for safer local streets.
Road crashes are the biggest non-medical cause of death and serious injury among children and young people.
Dangerous roads also have a major impact on their ability to walk, cycle and live healthy active lifestyles.
That's why it's important to develop pupils' awareness of the risks on roads, as well as reaching out to parents and the wider community.
Plus, road safety is a great topic to engage pupils of all ages, while meeting curriculum goals.