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Road Safety Education, Training and Publicity

Support for schools

Road Safety is a vital part of every child's education.

Our role is to support schools in providing this through the whole range of curriculum subjects. Support may be in the form of resources and lesson plans, practical training, special events or class visits.

Our Schools Booklet, giving more details on what our service can provide, is available to download (see bottom of page), or can be requested in paper format.

Leaflets that provide an overview of our services for schools are available for download at the bottom of the page.

Key themes for each year group

The tables below outline the key themes for each year group, and some ideas of the activities used to explore these themes. Please contact us through the details below.



  • Key themes - Seatbelts, hold hands, what is traffic, safe places to play
  • Suggested activities - Role play, class based training, road safety songs

Year One

  • Key themes - Seatbelts, hold hands, what is traffic, stop- look -listen, safe places to play
  • Suggested activities - Role play, class based training

Year Two

  • Key Themes - Green Cross code, safer places to cross, be bright be seen
  • Suggested Activities - Playground activities, investigating reflective/florescent




Year Three 

  • Key Themes - Green Cross Code, Safer places to cross, hazards, Cycle skills
  • Suggested Activities - Urban Trails, local area mapping (hazards, crossings)

Year Four

  • Key Themes - Green Cross Code, safer places to cross, crossing where there are no "safer places", hazards
  • Suggested Activities - Traffic survey/speed check, crash car testing

Year Five

  • Key Themes - Safer Cycling, seat belts, speed, Arrive Alive (highway code for young road users)
  • Suggested Activities - Urban trails, survey, practical training

Year Six

  • Key Themes - Accident Procedure (999), making roads safer, safer routes to secondary schools
  • Suggested Activities - Urban Trails, survey, practical training


Year Seven

  • Key Themes - Safer routes to school, Cycle Training Plus, "travelwise"
  • Suggested Activities - Urban Trails, design sfaer routes, write rules for appropriate use of public transport, practical cycle training

Year Eight

  • Key Themes - Risk, traffic & the environment
  • Suggested Activities - Timeline of personal road safety achievements (pre school to present day), traffic survey, role play unsafe situations, riskometer

Year Nine

  • Key Themes - Road crashes & consequences, vehicle safety
  • Suggested Activities - Speed gun survey, investigate contributary facts of crashes (drugs, fatigue etc), design crash test cars


Year Ten

  • Key Themes - Traffic Environment, road user behaviour, post accident procedure
  • Suggested Activities - Highway code quiz, analyse accident stats, investigate contributory factors of crashes (drugs, fatigue, distractions, etc), first aid training

Year Eleven

  • Key Themes - Road collisions, causes and reemdies, Pre-driver Education
  • Suggested Activities - Consider different forms of transport, redesign local roads to incoporate safety features, seat belt survey, highway code quiz

Voluntary groups

We offer free resources and advice to voluntary groups for all ages in the Dudley Borough. It may also be possible for a member of our team to visit your group.

We can support many organisations including:

  • Rainbows, Brownies, Guides
  • Beavers, Cubs, Scouts
  • Boys / Girls Brigade
  • Youth Clubs
  • After school clubs
  • Sports groups
  • Cycling Clubs
  • Senior Citizens groups
  • Community groups