At 10am on Wed 20 June 2012 more than 100,000 kids will march for road safety from their school gates, raising awareness of both the dangers of traffic and how cool it is to walk. We’re trying to beat a world record too – so be a part of it!
The Giant Walking Bus is run by Brake, the national road safety charity, as part of its Kids Say Slow Down campaign and in aid of its services for road crash victims and their families. For more information about Brake visit www.brake.org.uk
Three good reasons to march:
Great summer term project
In the days leading up to your march, kids can research traffic pollution, hazards and transport choices, and make their own ‘slow down’ and ‘get walking’ placards! It’s also a great way to meet safety and citizenship teaching goals and promote your school travel plan or healthy or eco school status.
Slow down drivers
The UK has one of the worst death rates in Europe of children killed on foot, most on their way to or from school. Your march gives kids a voice, helping them to tell drivers to slow down and drive less! The climax of your walk could be planting a tree in memory of road crash victims in a park, or holding a photo call for your local paper and school newsletter with children waving their placards.
Help bereaved families
Kids can be sponsored by family and friends to take part, helping fund Brake’s campaigns and services for families bereaved by road crashes. We give you free sponsorship envelopes, and certificates to say thank you.