School road safety schemes
We provide a variety of road safety training for schools including bikeability (cycling proficiency), child pedestrian and our junior road safety officer scheme.
The schemes are available to all schools in County Durham.
Bikeability Fix (two hours)
Teaches basic maintenance skills and how to carry out minor adjustments to bike.
Bikeability Balance (three hours)
Teaches balance as a first stage to riding a bike for younger children.
Learn to ride (four hours)
A basic introduction to riding a bike.
Primary school training
Level one (two hours)
This teaches basic bicycle control skills on the school playground.
Level two (six hours)
This takes place on quiet risk-assessed roads near to the school. Children learn about the best position to ride on the road, how to pass parked cars and how to do left and right turns into both major and minor roads.
Secondary school training
Level three (two hours)
This takes place on busier roads with more difficult junctions.
Accredited trainers and courses
Cycling instructors will come to your school to deliver the training. All our instructors and courses are accredited by the National Cycle Training Standard.
A child pedestrian trainer will visit your school to carry out the training.
What is involved?
A 30 minute classroom introduction followed by three practical sessions on quiet risk-assessed routes close to the school.
Children learn about the road environment, the dangers of traffic and how to identify safe and unsafe crossing places.
Looks at why it is unsafe to cross at certain places. It explains what a 'hazard' is and what it means to 'take a risk'. Traffic flow, speed, volume and distance are also discussed. It will also check understanding of crossing the road and between parked cars if necessary.
This session checks the children's understanding of previous sessions and for them to demonstrate that they understand the rules of crossing the road.
Children are awarded a certificate at the end of the session.
What is involved?
Schools nominate a minimum of two Year 5 and 6 pupils to be junior road safety officers for their school. Their job is to spread road safety messages by running competitions, speaking in school assemblies, creating a noticeboard and organising campaigns.
The Durham Learning Gateway has a JRSO members area which schools can access with their user account.
- Road Safety
- 03000 268 175
Our address is:
- Regeneration and Local Services
- County Durham
- United Kingdom
- DH1 5UQ