Road safety education

Independent Choices

Independent Choices is an initiative run by South Tyneside Council to provide year six pupils with the tools and knowledge they need to use public transport and provide a refresher in road safety.

The aim of this presentation is to give pupils the tools and knowledge to use public transport to travel to and from secondary school. The road safety message is to refresh what they have been taught throughout primary school to help with their transition into secondary school.

Many children are driven or escorted to their primary schools. As they move on to secondary school they often travel to school alone without the practical skills and knowledge they need. As a result many road traffic accidents take place amongst year seven pupils.

Who it is for

Year six pupils.

Independent Choices in South Tyneside

Our aim is that every child in year six will have the opportunity to view the Independent Choices presentation before they transition into secondary school.

We currently have funding to deliver Independent Choices to all of our primary / junior schools in the Borough.