Brake’s Giant Walk involves children across the UK taking part in a walk from their school gates to call for safer roads around their school and to promote safe walking and cycling. The event, which takes place on June 10 2015, is a great focal point for schools to teach road safety in class using resources and advice from Brake – road safety can be used to teach lessons on a range of subjects.
Schools can use their walk to call on drivers to slow down in their community or call for other local road safety measures. The project also raises funds for Brake’s work to improve road safety and care for families devastated by a death or injury on roads, because most schools fundraise on the day.
Brake’s Giant Walk empowers children and schools to make their communities safer, healthier, and greener, while preventing devastating child casualties.
Julie Townsend, Brake deputy chief executive, says: “Brake’s Giant Walk is a great way for schools to call for safer roads in their community for children to be able to walk or cycle without fear or threat from traffic. Every year as part of this great event schools use resources and support from Brake to run fantastic lessons across a variety of subjects around the theme of road safety and active travel. It’s a chance to teach children about road safety and why walking is healthy and eco-friendly, and also to call on local drivers to make a big difference by slowing down to protect children on foot and bike. We’re urging schools to sign up now to take full advantage of the resources and support Brake offers to help schools get involved.”
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