PrimaryHealth & Wellbeing

Road Safety Week – Best 2024 ideas and resources

Road signs, representing Road Safety Week

Educate children about staying safe on our roads during this annual event in November…

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When is Road Safety Week?

The exact dates for Road Safety Week 2024 are yet to be announced but it usually takes place in November.

What is Road Safety Week?

Every day, five people die on roads. Road Safety Week is an annual campaign run by the charity Brake. Every year, thousands of schools take part to share important safety messages, remember people affected by road death and injury, and raise funds for the charity.

What is the theme for 2024?

The theme for 2024 is yet to be announced but we’ll update you when we know. The theme for 2023 was ‘Let’s talk about speed’.

Teaching resources

The Brake website has loads of great teaching resources to help you engage children. Browse assemblies, lesson plans, factsheets, games and activity sheets.

Sign up for an action pack

Help children understand why safe speeds are so vital for safe and healthy journeys. Register for a Road Safety Week action pack, full of ideas and activities for schools.

Printable road templates

This free cut-out road template pack is a great way to teach shape recognition and motor skills. It can also serve as a valuable tool for teaching essential lessons about road safety.

Take part in the #Brake5 challenge

Plan any activity you choose around the #Brake5 Challenge theme. The number represents daily road victims. Money raised will support Brake’s work caring for families affected by road crashes. Possible ideas include:

  • Runing, walking or riding five miles
  • Be active for five days during the week
  • Take part in a five-hour sponsored silence
  • Bake and sell five cakes

Take part in a Beep Beep! Day

Beep Beep! Day is a special aimed at schools and nurseries to teach important safety basics to very young children. The next one takes place in April 2024.

Host a Brake Kids Walk

Last year, more than 110,000 children from more than 720 schools and nurseries took part in a Brake Kids Walk, calling for their right to make safe and healthy journeys without fear or threat from traffic. The next one takes place on 19th June 2024.

School trips

SafetyWorks! in Newcastle is a fully interactive learning environment that aims to teach children about health and safety. A popular option is its road safety day. Here, pupils will talk through many different safety precautions, as well as discussing more complex topics like drink-driving.

Lifeskills Learning for Living Centre in Bristol uses realistic scenarios to allow visitors to experience difficult and dangerous situations in a safe environment. One of the topics it covers is staying safe on the roads.

Browse resources for Child Safety Week.

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