Being road-smart doesn’t come naturally. We need to teach our children how to be safe pedestrians and how to be safe passengers while travelling in a car, bus or train. It’s not just about telling them the rules, and what to do or not to do, but also about helping them implement those safety measures in their day to day life.
A day to learn about road safety and traffic rules was planned for the young Stafordians on 19th September 2014. The objective of organizing this activity was to make the children aware of the importance of the traffic signals and make them realize how following the signals helps improve road safety. This activity was aimed at developing civic sense and traffic sense among our tiny tots so that they grow up to abide traffic rules by habit.
We created a road with a zebra crossing, a round-about, traffic light models and also simulated traffic on the school grounds to help the students learn the traffic rules and safety measures more practically. There was also a pseudo-traffic policeman to channelize the traffic. The entire activity was conducted in an atmosphere of learning and fueled with enthusiasm.
Children thoroughly enjoyed this outdoor learning session and their role play as general public and pedestrians on the road. The traffic rules were reinforced with various traffic signal related rhymes and songs. We hope that the children will remember to follow the traffic rules at all times and grow up to be conscientious denizens.