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23-Nov-20

Road Safety Week 2020

As we have all experienced changes throughout this year, we adapted our usual programming for RSW and encompassed virtual learning and competition to help raise awareness of #roadsafetyweek.

By maintaining our ongoing support to Brake, the road safety charity and the community. St Agnes' Catholic Primary School in Cricklewood & Sacred Heart Primary School in Watford were issued two virtual tasks to complete for our #roadsafetyweek competition. Task one was to utilise the fantastic online game by RWS sponsor www.think.gov.uk/ Task two was to design a safety poster.

Prizes included a £40 Smyths Toys Superstores Voucher for first prize, runners up received Smiggle Christmas Advent Calendars.

With both year 6, unfortunately, self-isolating at home, thankfully they were able to carry out the virtual RSW tasks provided.

Year six teacher Clodagh McSweeney remarked; "Year 6 pupils at St Agnes Primary School loved taking part in the PB Donoghue Challenge for Brake Week. They enthusiastically embraced the opportunity to get creative, as well as raise awareness for this year's motto 'No Need to Speed'. Through taking part in the competition they gained an understanding of the importance of road safety."

While James from Sacred Heart, Watford said

"Hi, my name is James. I will be moving on to secondary school next year which means I need to get to and from school by myself.  By playing the Take the Lead game I now know what is safe and what is wrong about crossing roads. 

I really enjoyed making the poster and think this was a helpful and fun experience for my class." 

This years campaign "No Need To Speed" focuses on the dangers and facts that speeding can have. We have been preparing internally for #roadsafetyweek and scheduled a "No Need To Speed" Toolbox Talk in this months programme for all our drivers in socially distanced groups.



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