Kerbcraft is a scheme that teaches children aged 5-7 how to be safer on the road.
Trained volunteers take children on to real roads, in groups of no more than three, to show them how the right behaviour and decision-making can help to keep them safe. Children learn how to:
- choose safe places to cross the road
- recognise dangers and choose alternative crossing places
- cross safely near parked cars when it’s impossible to avoid them
- cross safely near junctions
- look systematically in all directions before crossing the road
To find out more about Kerbcraft sessions at your child's school, please contact the school.
Young children should always be accompanied by a responsible adult when near the road, even after training. Your encouragement of these road safety skills will help your child to regularly practice them.