Help us teach school children how to cross to roads safely

Posted on: Tuesday 19 November 2019
School children at Llanyravon

Kerbcraft is a Welsh Government and Torfaen CBC funded road safety scheme which teaches children how to be safer pedestrians, and we need your help.

During the 10-12 week course, our road safety officers and volunteers take primary school children out to real roads and show them how the right decision-making and behaviour can really help them to keep safe. The children learn skills including how to choose safe places and routes to cross the road, crossing safely by parked cars and crossing safely near junctions.

Lesley Rosser, child pedestrian training co-ordinator, said: “In Torfaen we train more than 1000 children per year across the borough, and in late September we started training 17 primary schools*.

“What would be really helpful is if road users didn’t stop when they see us in our hi-visibility tabards. We know people are just being kind stopping to allow the children to cross the road, however we are trying to teach them about crossing roads under normal traffic conditions.

“So please don’t stop, you can give us a wave though.”

Find out more about our road safety education, training and publicity program in Torfaen.

*Blaenavon Heritage V.C. Primary, Coed Eva Primary, Croesyceiliog Primary, George Street Primary, Garnteg Primary, Henllys C.I.W. Primary, Llantarnam Community Primary, Llanyrafon Primary, Maendy Primary, Nant Celyn Primary, New Inn Primary, Penygarn Community Primary, Pontnewydd Primary, Ponthir Church in Wales Primary, Woodlands Community Primary, Ysgol Bryn Onnen, Ysgol Panteg
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