Our Junior Road Safety Officers (JRSOs) are Hannah, Becca, Cole and Drew. They are leaders of learning about road safety across the school.
With only a week to prepare they presented an excellent assembly on the 23rd November, in Road Safety Week. Not only did they demonstrate excellent knowledge, they also showed impressive digital literacy and presentation skills. Very well done to all!
Their message was to ‘BE SAFE, BE SEEN! BE BOLD, BE BRIGHT, MORNING AND NIGHT.’
This is very good advice, whether walking on riding a bicycle as it is hard for car drivers to see pedestrians or cyclists in the dark.
They have launched competitions for Nursery, P1-3 and P4-7.
Elaine Skinley also spoke about cycle safety in the assembly and information sheets will follow. Helmet safety and cycle checks have been the focus of road safety week this year.
On Outdoor Education Day, P1/2 were helped to prepare for their upcoming traffic and road safety assembly with the help of the JRSO’s (Junior Road Safety Officers). P1/2 have been learning about how they can make themselves more easily seen by cars now that the light nights are here and have be learning about how to cross the road safely. It was great to be able to work alongside the older pupils in the school and to get outside and practise what we’ve learned in class in a real, outdoor setting.
Our Junior Road Safety Officers (JRSOs) and PC Chris Hardwick led an assembly on winter road safety. Their key messages were:
Wear bright clothes
Wear a high vis vest, reflectors or armbands
Use a torch to help you see where you are going and this makes it easier for cars to see you
Wear warm clothing
Walk on the right side of the road
If you are riding a bicycle make sure you have lights
PC Hardwick made sure that everyone had understood by asking questions. Some lucky pupils won a torch as a prize. Everyone got a pencil for listening so well. We also had a visit from Abby and Isla from Specsavers who gave out some high vis vests.
It was also National Kindness Day! Mr Peter Haviland was visiting and he gave Ms Henderson a sweet he had been given at the airport to celebrate National Kindness Day and she decided to pay this forward by giving it to the person sitting in row 7, seat 8!
We would like to say a huge THANK YOU to Hilde Bardell for coming to talk to us about Fair Trade. She had us playing games which were very unfair – illustrating how unfair much of the trade between some countries is. I am certainly going to look for more Fair Trade products when I am shopping. We can make a difference!
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