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Road Safety

 

Hello Everyone! We are the JRSO’s - Junior Road Safety Officers for 2017/18!

 

JRSO’s are an important link between the road safety team at the Lincolnshire Road Safety Partnership and our school. As a JRSO, our job is to help everyone in our school learn more about, and understand the importance of road safety. We wear special badges to help you identify us, so you can come and talk to us about road safety!

 

Next time you are in school, have a look at our road safety notice board in the main corridor, which has lots of posters and information about staying safe on and near our roads!

 

Ellie & Benjamin

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Why not 'Park & Stride' to school?

 

Swinderby All Saints Primary School operates a 'Park & Stride' scheme , working with Swinderby Village Hall and LCC Sustainable Travel Officers.

 

At drop off and pick up times parents are encouraged to park at Swinderby Village Hall and walk to school, reducing congestion around the school area and helping to keep our pupils safe.

 

Bikeability

 

Bikeability is today’s cycle training programme. It’s like cycling proficiency, but better! It’s about gaining practical skills and understanding how to cycle on today’s roads. Bikeability gives everyone the skills and confidence for all kinds of cycling.

There are three Bikeability levels, each designed to improve cycling skills, no matter what is known already. Levels 1, 2 and 3 take trainees from the basics of balance and control, all the way to planning and making an independent journey on busier roads.

 

This course is designed to ensure the children can not only ride their bike but ride them safely.  On the first morning, the children are taught how to make safety checks on their bikes and helmets to make sure they are safe to use.  They ride on the playground to practise skills such as 'lifesaving looks', sharing the road, and emergency stops.

 

The children then practise on the road, doing U-turns, starting and stopping safely and overtaking parked vehicles.

 

It is presented by trained staff from the Lincolnshire Bikeability team and is delivered to Year 5 pupils (and any new Year 6’s who haven’t been trained) during the spring or summer of the year. Parents and guardians will be sent information a few weeks before commencement about the programme and are asked to sign up for this programme to learn a real life skill.

If you want to find out more about the programme please visit the Bikeability website.