Road and car safety
Your child is learning about road safety at his or her nursery or school but as a parent or carer you also play a big part in helping your child to learn how to stay safer. Children will copy adult’s behaviour, so if they see you taking risks they will probably take risks too.
One of the best ways that you can help your child to stay safer is to set a good example when using roads, on foot and in the car.
Car safety and child car seats
Resources Available in North East Lincolnshire
Engie (part of NELC) can provide schools/college/ and nursery aged children with information and assistance on Road Safety. The team work closely with various schools across N.E. Lincolnshire, providing road safety awareness through resources such as Junior Highway Codes, Road Safety Events and Road Safety assemblies. This is also available for local groups such as Cubs, Scouts, Girl Guides, Rainbows, Beavers and Brownies. Volunteer groups can also loan out our road safety equipment free of charge.
From a road safety educational point of view, Engie regularly visit schools within the Borough to deliver age targeted assemblies such as Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 and even Nurseries. Each road safety assembly/talk is adapted to suit each school based on geographical location i.e. location of school entrance, how children travel to and from school, if schools have issues such as not wearing helmets for biking to school, etc.
Up to date resources can be provided which include:
- Flashing Reflector Arm Bands (can be static or flashing)
- Flashing Keyrings for Book Bags and Coat Zips
- Flashing White Lights for fronts of Cycles and Scooters (can be static or flashing)
- Flashing Red Lights for rear of Cycles and Scooters (can be static or flashing)
- Small Menouverable Teddies sporting High Visibility Jackets for Nursery Age Children
- A variety of leaflets and information regarding Road Safety Matters, Tales of the Road (young road user highway code), Seat belts and Child Restraints and ‘The Good Egg’ guide to in-car Child Safety.
In addition Engie have Road Safety Props such as Pedestrian and Zebra crossings that can be used to role play highlighting road safety awareness which can be hired out free of charge.
Engie are currently looking at introducing road safety education via a professional theatre group which will be fully funded by Engie, targeting years 9 and 10 for the next academic year. This has been trailed out with positive feedback from Ormiston Maritime Academy (if anyone would be interested this would be allocated on a first come/first served basis within a specific time slot).