Pupils at Brentwood Pre-Preparatory School took part in a special road safety walk this term. The event was led by Sharon, an Essex County Council Road Safety Officer.
Nursery pupils learnt about road safety in the classroom and then took part in role playing exercises in the Pre-Prep playground, some pupils were cars, some pedestrians and they took turns as to who was the Traffic Coordinator, allowing the pedestrians to cross.
Year 2 Parents accompanied their children on the walk which aimed to teach pupils how to cross roads safely and to be aware of road signs, traffic signals and vehicular traffic. The morning began with a short briefing explaining the purpose of the day. The pupils learnt about the importance of stopping at crossings and waiting for car wheels to stop before crossing. They talked about driveways and car parks and in particular the need to be aware of cars when they are reversing. They also discussed the importance of waiting before crossing the road if they hear sirens.
After the briefing, pupils joined their parents for a walk around Brentwood practising crossing roads, identifying road signs and looking and listening for traffic.
Brentwood Pre-Preparatory School's Headmistress, Mrs Sarah Wilson, commented, "This is a very important practical exercise which pupils and parents enjoy taking part in. Our road safety lessons begin in the Reception classes when they take part in their first road safety walk. In Year 1 we host a workshop in the school hall which enables pupils to discuss the theory behind road safety and in Year 2 they take part in a second road safety walk to consolidate everything that they have learnt."
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