Learning outcomes by route

Walking to School

This route covers the more familiar walk to school. It involves a range of crossings and strategies, progressing in complexity as the levels increase. Stop, Think, Look and Listen is emphasised at every kerb side situation.

The zebra crossing, the pedestrian assisted crossing in the shape of a lollypop person or a green man are stressed as being safer places to cross.

It also deals with the time of day at which this journey would occur and distractions that the young person might encounter, such as friends waving and pavement 'muck abouts'.

Being seen and having good visibility of oncoming traffic is covered in the issues of crossing on the brow of a hill, crossing between parked cars and removing headwear that restricts vision.

Choices are introduced about whether to cross on a hill, or find a crossing point that may be further away, but with better visibility.

Thinking independently and not following the actions of others, even when that person is an adult, is more challenging. This highlights the fact that sometimes adults are poor role models crossing the road.