This week, we are marking national Road Safety Week in school which is an initiative by Brake – the road safety charity.
This Road Safety Week we are shouting about the safety of those on two wheels and encouraging everyone to be Bike Smart.
We can all play our part in raising awareness about the importance of protecting those on bikes and this year’s campaign will focus on:
- drivers being Bike Smart by looking out for those on two wheels, driving safely and slowly and giving bike riders plenty of space
- cyclists and motorcyclists being Bike Smart through safe riding behaviours and appropriate training and equipment.
- policy-makers being Bike Smart by implementing a safe systems approach, mandating lifesaving technology and prioritising cycle friendly infrastructure
On Wednesday, children in LKG and KG will be enjoying a Beep Beep! Day with lots of fun craft and baking activities based around the importance of road safety as well as a session learning how to cross the road safely. On Thursday, a member of the Leeds Road Safety team will be delivering an assembly to the whole school as well as some training workshops.
We have also been advised that the area around school will become a 20mph zone as part of a city-wide initiative to improve safety in and around Leeds’ schools. The school will continue to work with parents in ensuring the safety of our children as they make their way to and from school and we urge everyone to follow the rules of the road and drive and park respectfully and considerately. Thank you in advance of your support.