Take no chances with road safety

Published on: 05 May 2014


BROMLEY Heath Junior School pupils are among those who have been taking part in the Game of Chance, a quiz about road safety and sustainable travel.

Children aged between seven and 11 have been playing the game show style activity, which features a large classroom gameboard and dice. Its aim is to engage them in thinking about sustainable safe travel, the environment, health and road safety in a fun and interactive way.

The school children are put in to teams and are challenged to answer questions and take part in scenarios played out by actors to earn health points to ultimately get home safely. Using four different modes of transport, the contestants encounter a multitude of scenarios, choices and random chance events on their travels. Their knowledge is then tested during a final buzzer round when the contestants have to demonstrate what they’ve learned and how many health points they have earned.

Pam Williams, road safety officer at South Gloucestershire Council, said: “The Game of Chance is a fantastic interactive presentation that makes young people think about the way they travel and the effects this has on their safety and the environment. Throughout the quiz, key messages were given to the young people to help keep them thinking about road safety and to encourage them to think about the health and environmental benefits when planning a journey.”

The Game of Chance is funded by the Local Sustainable Transport Fund (LSTF) to encourage active travel. The presentation in South Gloucestershire schools was organised by road safety officers from the council and delivered by programme leaders from the Tiny Giants theatre company.

Find out more about the work of the road safety team by visiting www.southglos.gov.uk/roadsafety

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