Children in Key Stage 1 at Ellington Infant School in Ramsgate have been having great fun on their scooters, while also learning vital safety skills this week.
All children in Years 1 and 2 have taken part in Scooter Safety sessions, which initially take place on the school playground, to learn key skills. Following this, children venture out onto the local streets to put their training into practice.
The scooter training is designed to deal with the main causes of scooter accidents and includes training the children on how to check their scooter is safe, what to do if they get tired, how to slow down, stop and deal with an emergency situation, pavement etiquette with pedestrians, common pavement dangers and hazards , cars reversing from driveways and road crossing.
The children have had great fun taking part in fun scooter drills on the playground and enjoyed their time getting used to the surrounding streets.
Bertie, from Donaldson Class, said: “It was really exciting because we got to go outside of school!” Alex, from Coelho Class, said: “I enjoyed going round and round on the playground.”
Headteacher Adnan Ahmet is a supporter of the scooter training. He said: “Scooters are now a very common mode of transport for children that come to our school and we have dedicated scooter parking areas that the children case use.
“It makes sense then that as a school we should be equipping our children with the necessary skills to keep themselves safe, while enjoying themselves at the same time.”