Pupils Learn How to be Bike Smart

Hundreds of pupils across Stockport have been taking part in activities for Road Safety Week over the past few days.

Pupils Learn How to be Bike Smart

How to be ‘Bike Smart’ was the theme of the week organised by Brake, the national road safety charity, after research showed that more than one third of people killed on UK roads are on bikes.

Students have taken part in lessons and assemblies teaching them how to stay safe on roads and the golden rules they need to follow when they are out on their bikes and crossing roads.

Lane End Primary School is just one of the schools that has been taking part.

“Teaching our pupils how to be safe on the roads and streets is vital,” said headteacher, Claire Love, “We want each of our students to know how to be safe as they travel to and from school, so that as they grow up and become more independent they can stay out of trouble on or near the roads, whether they are walking or cycling.”

“We started the week with an assembly on road safety, and since then each class has spent time taking part in fun activities designed to teach them more about how to stay safe in an engaging way. We’re even running a whole school competition to design a bike helmet!”

Councillor Dean Fitzpatrick, Stockport Council’s Cabinet Member for Education said: “We want residents across the borough to be safe on our roads and streets which is why I’m pleased that so many schools took part in Road Safety Week this year. By training children on road safety from an early age we give them skills they need to stay safe, skills that they can continue to develop throughout their school lives.”

More information on Road Safety Week is available at www.roadsafetyweek.org.uk