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Road Safety

19th November - 25th November: we took part in Road Safety Week.


We started our week with a whole school assembly on keeping safe when near a road. Each class then spent time in the week thinking about what we can do to keep ourselves safe when out and about.  Some of us walk to school and home by ourselves already; some of us come to school on a bike, a scooter, on the bus or in a car. It’s really important that we are safe when we are near roads, and that we then encourage others to be safe too.  Year 4 put their learning into practice when they walked to their swimming lessons, making sure everyone was following the tips they had set as a class earlier in the day.

Here are some top tips on how to stay safe when you are near a road:

  • If you are in a car, always wear your seat belt;
  • Look both ways before crossing the road;
  • If you wear headphones, take them out, so you can hear if there are any cars or bikes;
  • Cross at a safe spot – a zebra crossing, a pedestrian crossing or where there is a lollipop person;
  • Hold an adult’s hand when crossing the road;
  • Never cross the road in front of or behind a large vehicle like a lorry, bus or truck – you can’t see the other cars;
  • If you are wearing a hood, take it down to cross the road – you can’t always see with a hood on;
  • If you cycle or scoot when it’s dark, wear something that is bright or hi viz – these are bright and reflective, so that cars and people can see you;
  • Avoid looking at your phone;
  • Don’t ever play near a road.

We ran a whole school competition to design some St Mary's Priory Road Safety tips, and these are our amazing winners!








Transport for London Travel for Life Silver Award

We are very proud to have been accredited with the TFL London Travel for Life Silver Award.  This accreditation is a result of the variety of learning and activities that takes place in school: Bikeability, Road Safety Week, road safety lessons, TFL hands up surveys throughout the school year, which records the high numbers of our children who travel to school on a bicycle, a scooter, a bus, or by walking!  Well done everyone - now we are aiming for the Gold Award!