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STEPs Road Safety Training 

STEPs (Safe Training Education for Pedestrians) teaches primary school children how to cross the road safely

How STEPS is delivered

During school time, trained volunteers teach Year 1 and Year 4 children. There are practical roadside lessons and some classroom-based activities. 

What children learn

  • 1st STEP - choosing a safe place to cross the road
  • 2nd STEP - crossing safely between parked cars
  • 3rd STEP - crossing safely at a junction  

Road safety is important

Nearly 40,000 children are killed or injured each year as a result of road accidents. Most of these accidents happen close to home, on journeys to and from school.

STEPs training helps children learn the skills they need to keep safe when crossing the road. 

You can help

Practice road safety with your child.

How to get STEPS information to your school

STEPs training is currently being delivered to Primary Schools in Bournemouth, Poole and Christchurch. If it's not available in your school, we're happy to send information about the scheme.

Please email road.safety@bcpcouncil.gov.uk with your details.

Dorset Road Safe provides general road safety presentations to schools throughout the County for children aged between 3 and 18. The road safety presentations are flexible and can be designed around specific issues affecting your school or college.

  • We concentrate on the basics to ensure the important information is absorbed.
  • We make it clear that to be safe they need to be with a responsible adult and also holding hands at all times.  Also say how important it is to walk on the correct side on the pavement to the left of the adult away from the traffic.  Also walk, don’t run.
  • We also make the point about being seen clearly while walking by wearing some bright clothing preferably a high viz jacket for example and then show by way of demonstration how much clearer they stand out when stood next to someone in dark clothing.
  • We also cover the Green cross code.  Pointing out the safe and unsafe places to cross a road but again making the point how important it is to cross with an adult holding their hand.  We have the use of a set of traffic lights and a zebra crossing which we then use to show the children the safest way to cross a road. This then involves all the children and the staff so it reinforces the point.

This course is provided to schools and colleges FREE of charge. Other organisations are only required to pay a minimal fee for travel costs.

For more information or to book a presentation please email road-safety-education@dorset.pnn.police.uk 

Dying to Drive

This interactive workshop is aimed at young adults that have a provisional driving licence or have recently passed their driving test.

The aim is to develop an appropriate level of awareness and knowledge that will enable students to become responsible road users however they use the road.

Students will have an opportunity to explore risks to themselves as pedestrians, passengers and drivers and how using modern technology influences those risks. They will be given some coping strategies that will enable them to decide how best to manage those risks as road users.

This course is provided to schools and colleges FREE of charge. Other organisations are only required to pay a minimal fee for travel costs.

Education establishments should allow an hour for this workshop and be prepared to carry out pre and post evaluation questionnaires.

To find out more and to book your place, email Melvin.Vincent@Dorset.pnn.Police.uk

Dying to Ride

Dying to Ride is a course for young adults who are thinking about learning to ride a moped, motorcycle or scooter. The presentation is interactive and has been designed to educate and inform young motorcycle riders about how to stay safe on the roads.

The presentation is packed with information and advice and covers subjects like the CBT process, the responsibilities of riding on public roads, the risks that riders potentially face on both urban and rural roads, as well as providing helpful tips and advice about safety equipment and accessories.

This course is provided to schools and colleges FREE of charge. Other organisations are only required to pay a minimal fee for travel costs.

The hour long interactive presentation uses a mixture of DVD and PowerPoint material.

To find out more and to book your place, please email road-safety-education@dorset.pnn.police.uk

 

 

Safe Drive Stay Alive is an educational experience designed to engage the audience with the effects of their decisions as drivers and passengers on the road.

The presentation is based around powerful personal testimonies, which come from serving members of all 3 emergency services, parents of young people who have lost their lives in a road traffic collision, those left with life changing injuries following a collision and even those who have caused death or injury as a driver. It has been designed to make the audience aware of the nature and extent of personal tragedy and suffering a Road Traffic Collision causes.

It leaves those attending aware of their personal vulnerability and accountability as new drivers and is designed to impact in a positive way upon their attitude towards the concept of driving.

In previous years, the roadshow would be delivered live in schools, theatres or auditoriums across Dorset. As we are currently unable to visit schools due to the coronavirus pandemic, the team have produced a digital version of this powerful presentation, streamed live through Microsoft Teams. There is also the option of viewing the show as part of a wider lesson, written in alignment with British Values and a number of PSHE objectives in ‘Health and Wellbeing’ and ‘Relationships’. Designed to leave young people with a positive view of driving itself, as well as a realistic understanding of the potential dangers, the lesson can be delivered on the same day or as a follow up PSHE lesson.

 

Any number of classes/bubbles from any number of schools can dial in to view a single show. If Social Distancing restrictions mean you need several separate shows, please indicate each one you require. Booking can be done through the following links:

Spring Term 2021 Booking Form

Summer Term 2021 Booking Form

 

Each year we deliver this powerful presentation to over 15,000 students and our aim is to deliver this education to every young person in Dorset. The roadshow is available FREE to every school and college for years 11, 12 or 13 students.

If you would like to know more, please contact Hannah.Lynch@dwfire.org.uk or find us on social media:

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