Annual school road safety event to take place in June

Road safety charity Brake is organisating its annual Giant Walk event involving school children to promote road safety and a healthy lifestyle.

Victoria Primary SchoolFollowing on from previous successful events, Brake is once again organising its Giant Walk event across the country. With the event scheduled to take place in the middle of next month, registrations have already topped 40 thousand children from more than 200 schools with this figure set to become even hire.

Aimed at promoting the health benefits of walking to school instead of travelling in a car and teaching the children about road safety in the school environment, the event is hoping to draw more interest in this year’s event and is calling on teachers to sign up to get involved.

Brake will provide such teachers with resources and advice on teaching the children road safety within the classroom as part of the event. As well as learning, the school children will also take part in local walks around their schools to promote safe transport.

According to Brake’s Gary Rae, the event is a good opportunity for schools to raise awareness of the need for safer roads to enable pupils to walk or cycle to and from school without fear from traffic.

“Every year, schools use resources and support from Brake to run lessons across a variety of subjects around the theme of road safety. This is a terrific opportunity to educate children about the importance of road safety and the advantages of walking to school for their own health and the environment,” he said.

Brake also sees the event as an opportunity to call upon local drivers to make a big difference by slowing down to protect children on foot and bike.

To get involved in this event, which raises funds for the Brake charity and takes place on 15th June, register on the Giant Walk website.

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