For the last few years there is an educational program in our school carried on. This was thanks to Jurek Owsiak’s Wielka Orkiestra Świątecznej Pomocy (an organization to help the others in need). The program is entitled “We rescue and we teach how to rescue”. We realise that everybody can be a witness of a traffic accident and therefore should know how to behave in such situation. Thanks to this knowledge many human lives can be saved. In our school students are taught first aid abilities all year round. Since 2014 these activities we due to “Safe Road” project.
The European Day of Emergency Number 112 is in the school calendar every year. There was a school event on 11th February 2015. The people invited to our school said that the real problem are the people who call 112 just for fun and they really don’t need help. The meeting was organized together with a police station from Radom and was hosted by a police officer – Kamila Adamska. During the first part of the event, the students found about how to be safe on the road. They also watched a film about emergency number 112 a how to behave on the place of accident.
For the second time our school organized an evening party, 'The Fluorescent Soiree', for grandmothers and grandfathers called “Granny, Grandpa, Be Visible On The Road”. A lot of invited guests gathered in a beautifully decorated gym to see the first-graders’ performance – the representatives of local authorities and institutions, police officers from the District Police Headquarters in Dąbrowa Tarnowska, students of the University of the Third Age and retired teachers. Pupils’ grandmothers and grandfathers were special guests of honour.
On 9 June 2015 The Eleventh District Road Safety Knowledge Tournament For Grades 1-3 “Impeccably And Safely” took place in our school. The main idea of the tournament was to acquaint the youngest road users with road safety rules and giving first aid. The tournament not only broadens their knowledge about safety but also gives a chance to get pupils into the habit of appropriate behavior on the road. Moreover, the tournament popularizes riding bikes as a great means of transport and an excellent recreational activity as well. The tournament is very famous among pupils and their parents.
During Computer Studies in the fourth grade children do an exercise in Ms Paint Software which consists in drawing road signs that pedestrians have to obey. Furthermore, pupils enclose signs meanings with a suitable background colour next to their drawings on the computers. This kind of exercise certainly helps consolidate childrens knowledge of road signs.
On 6th May, 2015 a four-person team representing our school got a second place in XXXVIII Polish Nationwide Road Safety Tournament in the category of primary schools. There were two stages in these competitions. In the first one, participants form nine Primary Schools and four Junior High Schools wrote a test at the gym in Szkoła Podstatowa z Oddziałami Integracyjnymi Nr 10 im. Polonii w Słupsku (Primary School With Support Classes Number 10 in Słupsk). The second stage took place in WORD (Voivodeship Training Cetre For Drivers) in Słupsk.
The School Safety Club was established on 10 November 2010. 55 members belong to the Club. The board consists of: the chairman – Ernest Fido, the deputy chairman – Magdalena Kozioł, the secretary – Maja Łoś. The aim of the School Safety Club is taking action concerning ecology and the improvement of road safety in our local community. Joining the Club gives the possibility to put the theoretical knowledge on ecology and safety rules into practice. We focus on educating pupils, parents and members of local community on these matters.
For many years word search has been a very popular exercise. It is also an interesting activity for classes promoting road safety. It guarantees having fun and builds the pupils’ vocabulary and that is why it is a great exercise. The task is to find words from the list below the diagram. The words may go across, down, backwards or diagonally. Each letter may be a part of a few words. We prepare such word search puzzles during road safety classes or at the Club meetings.
On 29 October 2015 the Road Transport Inspectors visited our school. They met with the pupils from grades 2 and 3 and the members of the School Safety Club. The inspectors gave a talk about how to be safe on the road and pavement and how to behave on a pedestrian crossing. They emphasized the necessity of being visible and reminded children of the obligation to wear fluorescent elements. Pupils intently watched a PowerPoint presentation about being safe on the road as a pedestrian, a cyclist and a passenger.
From May to November 2015 we organized and coordinated the Second All-Poland Artistic Contest connected with Road Safety entitled “Fluorescently – Visibly – Safely”. The contest was aimed at grades 1-3, 4-6 as well as school common rooms. It was held under the patronage of the District Police Headquarters in Dąbrowa Tarnowska and the Road Safety Partnership Association in Warsaw. The level of the contest was very high. 536 artistic works from all over Poland were sent to our school.