Learning lifelong lessons
Cycle Enfield’s aims are to increase the opportunities for people of all ages to choose to cycle or walk for appropriate journeys and to give them the confidence to make that choice. One very important aspect of this is educating young people so they learn the lifelong lessons of how to both themselves and others safe whether they are walking, cycling and when and if they decide to take up driving. That’s why this week we are looking at the work of the Council’s Road Safety Team with whom Cycle Enfield works closely.
If you are a bit older you may remember the Green Cross Code or even Tufty the Squirrel, and the main messages they gave are still relevant today, but with more and more traffic on our roads there are ever more lessons to be learned. The Road Safety Team spends the whole year spreading the message of road safety and giving practical advice in innovative to children, young people and adults.
A quick look at just three events planned within the next month alone gives a real flavour of the breadth of their work. For the youngest members of society, the team will be at Southbury Leisure Centre on the 23rd giving advice and checking that child car seats are fitted correctly. The team will also be running performances of The Jury in which year 9 students take part in an interactive performance as jurors in a trial while learning about their rights and responsibilities as pedestrians, cyclists or future drivers. For older teenagers there is Safe Drive Stay Alive, a hard-hitting presentation that really brings the realities of road safety to the fore through real events and testimonies. For more information on Road Safety contact them here.