Road safety learning at Newlands Primary School

Newlands children learn about road safety

Children in all year groups at Newlands Primary School in Ramsgate have focused on road safety this term with visits from the Kent Road Safety Club and a poster competition run by the school council.

The Road Safety Club team spent time with Reception and Key Stage 1 last week, teaching the children how to cross the road safely, introducing them to Kip the Bear and teaching the children to be road safety superheroes.

Children were also challenged to design a poster to encourage safe driving outside the school gates. The school council received lots of entries and selected their three winning designs, these will now be printed and displayed on the school gates.

Headteacher David Bailey is fully supportive of the drive for road safety outside the school.

He said: “Children enjoyed the roadshow immensely, we recognise the need to educate and engage children about the importance of road safety in a fun and interactive way.

“As part of the local community walking, cycling and driving around the school vicinity, we understand the shared commitment to keeping our children safe and ask everyone to play their part in this initiative by reinforcing these road safety messages at home. Together, we play a vital role in creating a safe environment for all our young road users.”

More information about the Kent Road Safety initiative can be found here: