Warwickshire primary schools sign up to new-look road safety club

An exciting new programme of road safety education in primary schools in Warwickshire has been launched by the Road Safety Team this week. The Warwickshire Road Safety Club has received a complete makeover and will focus on engaging young children, their parents and the local community in a fun, effective and memorable way.

The Club focuses on the Road Safety Code and uses its Warwick the Bear mascot to encourage children to stay safe from Reception Class through to Year 11. Club activities include story time, playground and roadside practical sessions as well as interactive classroom based activities and Junior Road Safety Officer scheme.

Schools pay an annual membership fee to sign up to the club, but many are now being sponsored by local businesses.

In South Warwickshire, one such business is Jaguar Land Rover, who are keen to support their local primary schools as part of its Community Relations programme in the area. The company hosts educational visits and work placements at its Design and Engineering Centre in Gaydon and supports various community groups through its employee volunteering programme.

Cllr Jeff Clarke, portfolio holder for Transport and Environment said:

“Children’s safety is paramount. Different age groups need different advice and approaches.This new initiative will ensure that young children are aware of important road safety messages which will contribute to reducing road related injuries and saving lives.”

For further information about the Club or how to sponsor a school, contact the Road Safety Team on 01926 418062 or email roadsafetyeducation@warwickshire.gov.uk