Birmingham office helps to keep local children safe on the roads

Our Birmingham office have donated a potentially life saving set of teaching materials to two local schools to help staff in their mission to keep pupils safe on the roads.

Philip Edwards, serious injury expert and our corporate social responsibility partner, visited Moat Farm Junior School in Oldbury and Christ Church CE Primary School in Sparkbrook to hand over the resources produced by Roadwise.

Featuring a complete teaching pack which provides tailored road safety education for each year group from years 1 to 6, the aim is to teach children to be safer and wiser on the road.

The packs, called “5 Alive”, include lesson plans, interactive DVDs, activities, handouts and teaching booklets.

Philip said: “The thought of a serious road traffic accident happening to a child is a horrific one, but regrettably all too common. One serious accident is one too many, and whilst everyone has their part to play in improving the situation – including Local Authorities, the Police, Planning Authorities, motorists and motor manufacturers – there is significant research that shows early, appropriate and high quality education plays a major part in keeping our young people safe on the roads.

“At Clarke Willmott we hope that by providing these resources to two of our local schools, the excellent teaching staff there will be well equipped to deliver lessons which might very well save lives or prevent serious injuries.

“I am very much looking forward to working with the schools in the future, and playing a part in keeping their pupils safe on the roads.”

Debbie Westwood, Headteacher at Christ Church C of E Primary School, said: “Thank you so much to Clarke Willmott for the Road Safety pack with resources for each class across our school.  As we are in such a deprived area of the city, having support in this way is invaluable.”