Road Safety at Westgate Primary School
We were recently visited by an ITV news team to see how the children were using a new road safety app. Westgate Primary School was selected as the first school in the country to use the app and as a result we were visited by Michael Ellis MP, the Minister of State at the Department for Transport. The Year 3 children were a credit to the school and received praise from Michael Ellis and Kate Castle from the Warwickshire Road Safety team.
Road safety displays feature prominently at Westgate and we also have Junior Road Safety Leaders in Year 6 each year. They produce posters and deliver assemblies to remind our children about being safe near roads.
We are visited each term by Warwickshire Road Safety Team who work with each of our year groups on a different aspect of road safety.
A group of our Year 4 pupils run a weekly road safety club for children in Year 1.
Special Road Safety Visit Edition of the Weekly Newsletter
We were visited Louise Newham of the Warwickshire Road Safety Team. Louise worked with the children in Reception, Year 2 and Year 4 to deliver important messages about how to stay safe near roads.
The Reception children worked on holding hands and stopping before the kerb.
The children in Year 2 learnt about scooter safety (see photograph above).
The children in Year 4 learnt about active and sustainable travel.
In the Spring term, the children in Year 1 will be learning about safe places to cross the road and Year 5 will be learning about distractions and how to avoid them.
In the Summer term, the children in Year 3 will be learning about the dangers of crossing between parked cars and at junctions.
The children in Year 6 will be learning about impulse control.