Cycling Safety for Students is a free, classroom-based program that aims to educate students about how to stay safe while riding. Throughout the program, students will work in small groups to create a ‘Cycle Safety’ campaign for their school. The program includes a five-lesson unit of work, cross-curricular lesson ideas, activity sheets and fact sheets written for students. As a parent or carer, you can register to gain access to the teaching resources.
Here is a brief outline of the content in the unit of work:
Lesson 1 – Introduction to bikes and cyclist safety
Students will activate their prior knowledge about bikes and safe cycling and begin to plan a cycle safety campaign.
Lesson 2 – Promoting safety
Students will learn about the Amy Gillett Foundation (AGF) and how it, and similar organisations, use campaigns and slogans to promote cyclist safety in the community.
Lesson 3 – Bike safety: maintaining your bike
Students will get to know the parts of a bike and how these should be looked after to help ensure they stay safe while riding.
Lesson 4 – Cycle safety: smart and safe
Students will continue the theme of cycle safety, but will consider the rules they need to follow to help ensure they stay safe while riding.
Lesson 5 – Finalising the campaign
Students will take all the knowledge they have gained about cyclist safety to finish and present their school cycle safety campaign.