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Better Air for Your Children – Lessons from Lewisham

The air in our cities may look cleaner than the smog of the 1950s but nowadays much of our air pollution is invisible... although still harmful. But there is hope; there are many actions we can take to make our air cleaner including greening our cities and choosing to walk or cycle more. Pupils from...

Road Awareness For Toddlers – Laura’s Mission

As parents we all want our children to be safe near traffic and to also lead healthy, active lives. Laura Zitver is a mother of two young children, former road safety officer and former teacher who recognised there was a lack of road safety education for toddlers. So she started RAFT - Road Awareness For...

Wear it Well – 10 Tips for Making the Most of Your Hi Vis Waistcoat

Paris, Milan and London Fashion Weeks - take your pick - it’s pretty unlikely any of these will feature a hi vis jacket on the catwalk. Although designer Karl Lagerfeld may have carried it off well when he wore one for a French road safety campaign, let’s face it, ‘hi vis’ isn’t exactly a fashion...

Be Safe Be Seen – Making High Vis Fun for Children

From cute hedgehogs to the ghoulish Tales of the Road, the main road safety message for children at this time of year is: Be Safe Be Seen. A yellow or orange high vis vest which is fluorescent for day and reflective for night may seem the perfect solution. However, tastes and attitudes vary and sometimes...

All Aboard the Walking Bus – But Who Can Help?

This week we’ve seen many pupils travelling to school by ‘Walking Bus’ as part of UK Walk to School Week activities. So what is a Walking Bus? Where did the idea come from? And who can help your school get started? The Walking Bus is essentially when a group of children walk to school together...