Kerbcraft teaches children ages 5-7 how to be safer pedestrians by taking them onto real roads and showing them how the right decision-making and behaviour can really help them to keep safe when crossing the road.
The children are taken out of school by trained volunteers to learn three main skills:
Choosing Safe Places and Routes to Cross the Road - Children are helped to recognise dangers and hazards and identify alternative crossing places.
Crossing Safely at Parked Cars - Children are taught how to use a safe strategy for crossing near parked cars when avoiding them is impossible.
Crossing Safely near Junctions - Children are introduced to the problems of simple and complex junctions, and taught a strategy for looking systematically in all directions.
Each skill is practised at several different locations around the school over a 12 week period once a week.
The Road Safety Officers are always looking to recruit parent volunteers to help this project go forward. If you are interested in taking part please contact us.
For further information please contact the Road Safety Team.
For details on other key projects and services please visit our road safety programme for children and young people section.