Tales of the Road

Tales of the Road is back! New interactive resource now available

With many people having enjoyed more walking and cycling during lockdown, and families being asked to consider whether they can walk or cycle as pupils begin returning to school, now is a great time to bring road safety to life for children. Introducing the newly updated Tales of the Road education resource.

The resource contains new and updated tips and is now interactive to help young road users navigate the workbook quickly and easily! It can be accessed and completed online, or can be downloaded, allowing progress to be saved and continued another day – perfect for children to come back to whether they are learning remotely during the summer holidays or in the classroom when school resumes in September.

Features of the updated Tales of the Road resource include:

  • Interactive question and answer sections, with name personalisation
  • New, updated images
  • Green Cross code reminders
  • REMEMBER! Key safety tips
  • Glossary with additional words and definitions

To access or download the resource, click on the icon below. You may want to look at our other free education resources available such as:

History of Tales of the Road

This new interactive resource marks an exciting new step in the history of Tales of the Road, which first launched almost ten years ago. During that time, we’ve provided teachers and road safety educators with resources ranging from short videos that gave children tips on how to cross the road safely, to interactive games that children can use to build their road safety skills.

As more of our audience move to digital channels, our relaunched Tales of the Road gives schools and parents an easy way to access the resource online and to engage children through interactive learning.

COVID-19 Safer Travel Guidance for passengers

It’s important that we all ensure that we take steps to stay safe whilst out and about. Click here to see Government guidance on walking, cycling and travelling in vehicles or on public transport during the coronavirus outbreak.

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.