Tuesday, 23 January 2018

Years 5 and 6: Road Safety Workshop

On Wednesday, our Year 5 and 6 pupils took part in a road safety workshop where they had to decide who was responsible for a terrible, road traffic accident which had resulted in a school child losing his life. After observing the scene and taking notes about the evidence before them, children battled between the guilt of the driver, the victim and the victim's sister; however, after an accurate recount of events was given, it was clear that there was no one to blame apart from the victim himself. With his hood up, earphones on and phone in hand, our unsuspecting child stepped out onto a zebra crossing without checking for oncoming traffic. As a result, one careless step, everything ended for him and his family were left without a brother and son.

Our pupils talked about their experiences of crossing roads and were left incredibly moved by the events they had observed. A clear message was delivered by the theatre group: stop, look, listen and you will live.