Brake, the road safety charity, have produced a free guide full of ideas and activities to help teachers, parents and youth workers in the teaching of road safety.
Road safety is a great subject in which to engage children and young people. It’s a subject even the youngest children know something about because everyone uses roads, and road danger impacts on everyone. It’s also a vitally important subject. Road crashes are a major cause of death and injury among the young, with the risk rising as children reach secondary school age and have more independence, and young drivers and passengers facing significant risks. Danger from traffic is also a big factor in whether children and young people are able to walk and cycle to school, to the park or to see friends, and therefore their ability to be healthy and socially active. – (Brake – 2014 – Teaching Road Safety: Guide for Educators)
The ideas and activities cover the teaching of all children and young people aged 2-18, from Early Years right through to Key Stage 4.
Many lessons can also be incorporated into a variety of subjects including Maths, English, PSD, Science or Drama.
Please have a good look around the Brake.org.uk website as there is a lot of useful information for all kinds of road user.