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New resource for child road safety

03/06/2013 Joanna
A new online facility has been launched with the intention of assisting staff in teaching jobs in educating pupils of all ages on road safety issues.

The THINK! resource centre brings together a wide range of road safety materials for children and teenagers and organises them into 25 themed lesson packs aimed at pupils of all ages, from the early years to key stage four.

Each pack is labelled by key stage and provides primary and secondary teachers with bespoke lesson plans, as well as numerous teaching materials including online games, posters, stories, films and ideas for activities.

Transport secretary Stephen Hammond commented: "This new online resource will be used by teachers across the country to give children the skills and knowledge they need to stay safe on the roads."

Child road safety has improved markedly in recent years, with the number of under-16s killed on Britain's roads down by 53 per cent in 2011 from the 2005-09 average, while the number killed or seriously injured was also 21 per cent lower.

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