Children from Athelstan Community Primary School using role play to learn about keeping safe on the roads

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Road Safety At Athelstan Primary

Pupils attending Athelstan Community Primary School are learning all about keeping safe on the roads thanks to funding received from the Kingspan Insulation Community Trust.

Athelstan CP School recognises that children learn best by doing, and that a practical approach to the important topic of road safety was seen to be the most effective. As a result the school installed a role play road on the playground with junctions and crossings but wanted to go that step further in making it more interactive by providing additional safety signs to enable the staff to structure real life learning.

Sue Thompson, School Business Manager commented “We applied to the Kingspan Insulation Community Trust for funding as we wanted to provide the best possible facilities to our children to give them the knowledge and confidence to keep safe when out on the roads.”

“We are extremely grateful to the Trust for its support and acknowledgment of our project as without its help we would not have been able to undertaken the work.”

The Kingspan Insulation Community Trust provided Athelstan CP School with just over £1,300 to purchase a range of road safety equipment including reflective jackets and caps to use on school visits as well as road safety role play equipment.

John Garbutt, chairman of the Trust said “We were delighted to be able offer funding to Athelstan CP School as the objectives of this project will ensure the children are provided with underpinning knowledge of road safety, enabling them to cope with basic road situations. This new equipment and resources will allow children to see real life situations through role play and teach them how to respond to these situations and the consequences of their actions.”

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