Learning outcomes by route

Walking to the swimming pool

This route focuses on independent travel, walking to a specific destination. Preparation includes checking money, mobile phone and house keys. Planning the journey based on the safest route. Telling someone else about the plans is also recommended.

The use of a light controlled crossing is covered again.

Several potential hazards are introduced and the need for the pedestrian to pay attention at all times is emphasised as the person encounters:
Cars moving round a supermarket car park. Cyclists.

Distractions (Fire engines, reading a magazine when walking, looking at the ground) Skateboarders, cars turning into driveways.

The use of the learner’s MP3 is also discouraged, so that all sounds can be heard. Clues as to a car’s movements – e.g. indicators, engine noise, lights (both front and reversing).

Planning a safe route can be undertaken using suggestions from Streetsense (B7) and using maps of the learners’ local area, asking them to plan a safe route between two points, either on their own or as part of a group. Factors influencing their choice of routes should then be discussed in class.

An audio CD of a range of noises (sirens, car horns, car engines, bus engines, cycle bell, and so forth) is available with Streetsense 2. These could be used for learners to identify the sounds and to make suggestions as to what they should do when they hear the sounds.