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Preschooler safe on the road


 


Lublin is a city with a high traffic. Our kindergarten is situated in the city center, near very busy streets and intersections. We want to prepare our preschoolers to move safely in traffic. We want to equip pupils with the skills and knowledge of the consequences of their own actions, sensitize on the need to care for their own safety and the ability to cope with difficult situations.


 


On 7th December 2015 there was a lesson about reflectors for the students from our school. On that day the children brought many different things with reflectors as well as reflective vest. They were amazed how the things shone in the fleshes of cameras.

During the school year we organize many meetings to make our students realize what kind of dangers they can meet on their way to school and back home. We believe that thanks to such meetings our students will be more safe and their knowledge of how to call for help and first aid abilities will not have to be checked in real situations. This school year there were several meetings with police officers. On 29th September two female police officers visited our school.

During the school year 2015/2016 the students of Primary School No 15 in Radom take part in a program called S&V (Safe and Vulnerable) , which is organized by the local police station. The program’s motto is “zero vision”, which is for zero victims in traffic accidents. It started on 17th December 2014 and the students from our school took part in an opening ceremony. They showed an artistic presentation about pedestrians’ safety on the streets. The we wearing reflective vests. They were also holding red and green lights symbolizing traffic lights.

Traffic Academy is a periodical for of traffic education that is carried on in Primary School No 15 in Radom since 2008. There are many streets with heavy traffic near our school. One of them is an international route E7. All this makes the teachers worry about the safety of the students. The statistics show that in Poland 15 people are killed and 160 wounded in traffic accidents. Is it many? It is definitely too many! Many of those accidents could be avoided if both drivers and the pedestrians would be more cautious and know traffic regulations better.

Our school is active in doing activities about safety on the roads. It is very important for us to teach very young children how to behave and be safe on the road. It is because Radom is a quite big city with heavy traffic and our school is near busy roads with traffic lights and pedestrian crossings. The teachers in our school want our students to be safe on the roads. That’s why they want them to gain necessary knowledge about traffic rules. Therefore they organize many school competitions and school meetings about safety on the roads.

In the school year 2015/2016 our school once again took part in the educational program for first graders from primary schools called “Puchatek Safety Club”. The first year at school is a new stage in the life of both a child and his parents. For many of parents it is the first time they leave their child in teachers’ care. This is why we want our school to be unforgettable experience for children.

“Road Crashes – Let’s Talk” Campaign The Association “Road and Safety” invites primary schools to participate in a nationwide preventive and educational action called “Road Crashes – Let’s Talk”. Our school has joined this initiative for the fifth time. The topic of this year’s edition was “Visibility on the Road”. The action was under the patronage of the Minister of Education. Tasks planned and carried out as part of the action “Road Crashes – Let’s Talk” 1. Talking to the pupils about the necessity of being visible on the road during form tutor periods. 2.

Apart from activities connected with traffic that are conducted during lessons, pupils from grades 4-6 can learn in the Green Classroom. Fourth-grade pupils participated in such a lesson and the topic was “Road Users”. The lesson in the Green Classroom gave us the possibility to monitor traffic, indicate road users’ proper and improper behavior and divide road users into pedestrians, passengers, drivers and cyclists. We could check if their behavior was in conformity with the Highway Code. It was great.

On 16th September fourth-grade pupils visited the Fire Brigade Headquarters in Dąbrowa Tarnowska. Pupils marched the streets of the town under the watchful eyes of police officers who were there to guarantee children’s safety. Having reached the destination, pupils were shown the equipment of a fire engine. Everybody could try a fireman’s helmet on or sit behind the wheel of a vehicle. Those who were brave enough could try their hand at an obstacle course or hold a fire hose and pour water trying to hit the target.

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