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Teaching Road Safety To Pupils With Playground Road Markings

Teaching Road Safety To Pupils With Playground Road Markings
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Teaching Road Safety To Pupils With Playground Road Markings

Teaching Road Safety to pupils of all ages is important to keep them safe from road traffic incidents. That’s why more schools are incorporating these lessons into their curriculum as well as using creative playground markings to teach these valuable lessons.

With resources such as THINK! Road Safety and Brake, it is also easier to incorporate road safety education into classroom learning. These organisations ensure children of all ages understand and practice road safety.

Teaching Road Safety on the Playground

Aside from learning in the classroom, using thermoplastic playground markings helps kids to better visualise and memorise road safety. Whether children use the bus or walk to school, using playground markings to teach road safety rules helps them learn faster.

Some creative playground markings that are useful in teaching road safety include:

Traffic Lights

Traffic lights are the most basic of all road symbols. They are easy to learn and remember and can be taught to kids from a young age. Use thermoplastic playground traffic light markings to teach kids what each colour indicates.

Traffic lights are also a great way to reinforce the ‘stop, look, listen, cross’ rules as children cross the road.

Zebra Crossing

Every little pedestrian must know how to use the zebra crossing. Combining traffic lights and the zebra crossing playground markings ensures kids have a firm grasp of how to cross the road safely.

The Walking Man

Helping kids visualise the walking man teaches kids when to cross the road. Teach kids that they can only cross the road when the man turns green. Children should never cross the road when the walking man symbol turns red.

Road Maps

Road maps of the local area with pictures of vehicles, people, bicycles, dogs, and more can also be a useful tool in teaching road safety. Children of all ages can practice road safety by walking around the road maps.

Stop Sign

Using visible signs such as the stop sign on the playground can teach kids when to cross the road and when to stop. These vibrant, colourful signs are ideal for smaller children who may not know how to read road signs but will remember the colours and what they mean.

Check out our range of thermoplastic road safety markings that are ideal for kids of all ages. We provide a wide variety of these markings as well as bespoke themes and signs to suit your specific needs.

Other Ways To Promote Road Safety For Kids

Aside from using thermoplastic markings to promote and teach pupils road safety, there are other ways to promote and help children keep safe on the roads. Some of these lessons include:

Staying Safe In a Moving Vehicle

  • Always wear a seatbelt
  • Always remain seated while inside a moving vehicle
  • Do not move around inside a moving school bus
  • Use the handrail inside the bus for support as the bus comes to a stop
  • Do not put any part of the body outside the window of a moving vehicle

Be an Example

The most effective way to teach children road safety is to set an example. Kids learn from their role models and take after what the adults do. In addition to teaching road safety, teachers and parents must also practise road safety rules.

Teach the pupils about the symbols on pedestrian lanes while using them. Be an example and children will follow your lead.

Contact Us

If you are looking for creative ways to teach road safety rules, get in touch with us to browse through our catalogue of thermoplastic markings. All our markings are not-toxic and anti-slip making them ideal for use by pupils of all ages.

We can also customise our thermoplastic road safety markings to support your curriculum and cater to children with special needs. Get in touch with us to find out more about road safety markings and book a free consultation.

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