Drop down day pack (7 to 12)

Drop down day pack (7 to 12)

The suggested drop down day timetable has been designed for you to pick and choose a range of road safety activities to run over the course of a day. A drop down day allows for an enhanced focus on topics related to road and personal safety. All lesson content is hyperlinked for quick and easy access.

 

In this lesson students will learn the importance of speaking up in potentially dangerous situations.

Students will have informal scripts to help them develop confidence, so that they know what to say to challenge people’s attitudes and behaviours.

This is lesson plan 1.

Learning Objectives

  1. I know my responsibilities as a pedestrian, a passenger and a future driver and can manage difficult situations with my peers
  2. I know about issues affecting young drivers – such as peer pressure, speeding, seat belts, inexperience and over confidence
  3. I have the communication skills that allow me to speak up in potentially dangerous and difficult road safety scenarios to influence a safer outcome

This pack contains everything you need for lesson plan 1, Speak up. Please note that interactive slides are not currently available.

Students will confront assumptions about road safety and the impact of distractions on reaction times.

Students will reflect on their own behaviours and how distractions could negatively impact their own personal safety.

This is lesson plan 3.

Learning Objectives

  1. I know the consequences of drugs and alcohol use in relation to driving.
  2. I know my responsibilities as a pedestrian, a passenger and a driver.
  3. I know about issues affecting young drivers such as peer pressure, speed, seat belts, inexperience and overconfidence.
  4. I know how to travel safely when I am on my own and understand the benefits of sustainable travel.

Students will be encouraged to think about how the consequences of an accident might affect them, a friend or a family member in their day-to-day lives.

Students will consider the most effective strategies to persuade people to change their behaviour and become more responsible on and around the road whether they are a driver, cyclist, pedestrian or passenger.

This is lesson plan 4.

Learning Objectives

1. I know about issues affecting young drivers such as peer pressure, speeding, seat belts and inexperience.

2. I know my responsibilities as a pedestrian, a passenger and a future driver.

This pack contains everything you need for lesson plan 4, Campaign HQ.

  • Campaign HQ Lesson plan
  • Campaign HQ slides
  • THINK! Map

Students will reflect on the behaviors they have developed over the years, as a pedestrian and a passenger.

This is lesson plan 5.

Learning Objectives

  1. I know my responsibilities as a pedestrian, a passenger and a future driver
  2. I know about issues affecting young drivers such as peer pressure, speeding, seat belts, inexperience and overconfidence

This pack contains everything you need for lesson plan 5, dangerous habits.

Students will understand  the benefits of sustainable travel, alongside the ways of how to do so safely. Many students will have thought about how they can improve their travel, to make it more sustainable to benefitt them, their families and their local communities.

Students will also work on school campaigns to encourage others to make more sustainable choices about travelling to and from school.

This is lesson plan 6.

Learning Objectives

1. I know how to travel safely independently and understand the benefits of sustainable travel.

This pack contains everything you need for lesson plan 6, Small changes.

In this lesson, your pupils will extend their road safety skills to think about how they can travel safely in the dark and when it’s hard to see. A range of activities will encourage better knowledge of the importance of reflective and high vis features of clothing/bikes and scooters. This is lesson plan 2.

For this lesson, you will need:

Lesson objectives:

  1. I know how to help others see me in the dark.
  2. I know how to ride a bike/scooter and cycle/scoot safely.
  3. Understanding why it is important to be bright and be seen.

In this lesson, pupils will share learning with parents, teachers are encouraged to reflect on the learning that has taken place through all road safety activities. This is lesson plan 6.

For this lesson you will need:

Learning objectives

  • I know how to walk safely and hold hands with a grown up when walking near, or when crossing, a road
  • I know how to behave when I travel in a car or a bus
  • I know why I need a child car seat when I travel in a car
  • I know how to ride a bike or scooter and cycle or scoot safely