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Streetwise Initiative

Children are particularly vulnerable road users and there is a peak in child pedestrian accidents at the age of 12. This coincides with the transition from primary school to secondary school.  


The aim of the streetwise initiative is to raise awareness of road safety to ensure that children have the skills needed to travel safely to their secondary school.  


The streetwise initiative has 3 different education provisions that we deliver to schools in Cardiff.

 

We employ a theatre company to perform “Getting There” to year 6 primary school pupils and year 7 and 8 secondary school pupils. The production educates children in road safety. It emphasises the importance of the green cross code, not listening to music or using mobile phones on or around the road and wearing something bright so they can be seen.


Some feedback on Box Clever’s production of “Getting There”.

It was amazing and I learned a lot.
It was a good, funny way to make sure that people knew how to be safe while around the road.  Thank you. (Year 7 pupil, Bro Edern)


It was a very good way to tell you how to be safe when crossing the road.
I liked that you didn’t just tell us about it but included it into a show.  It was great!
(Year 7 pupil, Mary Immaculate)


Thank you for delivering such a wonderful session.  The feedback from the pupils has been excellent and I have never seen them so engaged and eager to volunteer. (Head of Faculty of Progress and Wellbeing, Mary Immaculate)

The Support Officers (Road Safety and Training) deliver road safety training to children in their class room. They teach children about road safety. They cover how to use and behave on the bus, how to walk and cycle safety, how to behave near the road and how to plan a journey.

The Support Officers (Road Safety and Training) provide practical pedestrian training to year 6 pupils in small groups throughout the year.  The training is tailored to the pupils travel plans and the routes that they will be taking to secondary schools, but includes how to cross safely near parked cars, how to cross safely at junctions and how to use pedestrian crossings.




If you would like more information or to get involved in the Streetwise initiative then please contact us or telephone 029 2078 8521.


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