3rd Edition October 2013

3rd Edition October 2013
3rd Edition October 2013
Road Safety Education Materials
Available To All!
Contents
Pre-schools
Simon and Friends ................................................................. 3
Beep Beep Day ......................................................................... 3
Primary School
Seatbelt Sheriff ........................................................................ 4
Hi-Glo Silver ............................................................................... 4
Be Safe! ........................................................................................ 5
Safe Cross Code ....................................................................... 5
Let’s Go.......................................................................................... 5
Secondary School
Streetwise ................................................................................... 6
Let’s Go.......................................................................................... 6
Transition Year
Your Road To Safety – A Transition Year
Programme................................................................................. 7
Third Level
Safegrads ..................................................................................... 8
Community Road Safety
Educational Resources
Wrecked.ie - for 17-24 years olds .................................. 9
Protecting our Community
a Call to Action - for adults .............................................. 9
Community Resources
Welcome to the latest edition of the
RSA’s yearly “Educational News”. Last
year’s edition gave details of road safety
resources for primary and second level
schools. It was sent to schools and local
clubs and organisations nationwide.
This year’s newsletter reminds you
of these resources and highlights
new ones. Our resources now include
materials for preschools, third level
colleges and the community. We
have also developed information
based publications and high visibility
materials that you can order from our
website www.rsa.ie
The educational materials described
here should already be in schools. We
hope you enjoy reading our newsletter
and are happy to hear any feedback you
may have.
Play it Safe ............................................................................... 10
Mobility Matters .................................................................. 10
Competition Time
Seatbelt Sheriffs & Hi-Glo Silver ................................ 11
Keep Drama Off The Roads ............................................ 11
Out and About
Photos from campaigns and events........................ 12
Road Safety Roadshows
Streetsmart ............................................................................. 14
Check it Fits! ........................................................................... 14
Road Safety Interactive Shuttle ................................. 15
Roll Over Simulator............................................................ 15
Road Safety Awards
BT Young Scientist Exhibition Award ...................... 16
Leading Lights in Road Safety Awards ................... 16
Pullout Posters for Primary
and Secondary Schools................................... 17
Some programmes require a training
course, which will be referenced by this
symbol. All training is organised by the
RSA and is available free of charge.
Christine, Aisling and Eilish,
Road Safety Promotion Officers, Road
Safety Authority
email: [email protected]
local: 1890 506080
Teaching Resources
Pre-schools
Simon and Friends
For children under 5 years
This resource aims to promote road safety to children
aged five and under in a preschool setting. In addition
to the beautifully illustrated stories the pack also
contains a teacher’s guide called ‘Hand in Hand’. This
guide has activities, games and songs which support
the ‘Simon and Friends’ stories.
Key road safety message
Name of story
Holding hands
‘Simon’s Surprise’
Stopping
‘Josie’s Picnic’
Look and listen
‘Sara and Sophia’s Trip
to the Farm’
Setting a good example
‘Charlie Goes to a Party’
The Teacher’s Guide, Storybooks and CD Rom are
packaged in a colourful case. At the end of each story
there are a number of activities which preschool
providers can use to develop other learning experiences
with the children.
‘Beep Beep Day’
This is a national road safety awareness
day for children. It takes place in creches
and Montessori schools around the
country during Road Safety Week, 7-13
October but can also take place at any
other time during the year. On ‘Beep
Beep Day’, children aged 5 and under
will practise basic road safety skills with
the ‘Simon and Friends’ road safety
storybooks, songs, games and activities.
The RSA will distribute specially designed
‘Beep Beep Day’ high vis vests to
participating preschools free of charge.
This pack requires training.
Please contact your local County or City
Childcare Committee.
For further information, please email
[email protected]
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Teaching Resources
Competition
Primary
schools
Seatbelt
Sheriff
For children aged 7-9
‘Seatbelt Sheriff’ is aimed at children in 1st
class. The children become Seatbelt Sheriffs by
taking a pledge to always wear their safety belt
and to make sure that everyone else in the car
is buckled up. They are given a sheriff’s badge
and a certificate, which gives them the power
to instruct passengers and drivers to ‘Buckle
Up’ in any vehicle they are travelling in.
Students in Seatbelt Sheriff and
Hi-Glo Silver classes can also take part
in a school poster competition. The
winners will receive a cash prize and a
day out in Dublin Zoo for their class.
To find out more information
on this competition, please
go to page 11.
Hi-Glo Silver
For children aged 7-9
‘Hi-Glo Silver’ was introduced to help ‘Seatbelt Sheriff’ with his duties.
He is Seatbelt Sheriff’s horse and his message is one of visibility. He
encourages children to remind their parents that they should wear highvisibility jackets or belts when out walking. Hi-Glo Silver will be sent to
children in 2nd class who have received the Seatbelt Sheriff’s message
in the previous year. He brings the message of high visibility through
a number of fun educational messages including a free high visibility
armband for each child.
You can download additional packs at
www.seatbeltsheriff.ie.
This site also has fun activities such as puzzles and quizzes.
Winner of Seatbelt Sheriff poster competition were
pupils from Glór na Mara, Convent Hill, Tramore, Co
Waterford
Winners of the High Glo Silver Award, Clooney NS, Carrahan, Tulla, Co Clare
Runners up were:
Ballyhea National School,
Ballyhea, Charleville, Co Cork.
Clocha Rince National School,
Clogherinkoe, Moyvalley, Co Kildare.
Scoil Mocheallóg,
Kilmallock, Co Limerick.
Cloghans Hill National School,
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Cloghans Hill, Tuam, Co Galway.
lway.
Runners up were:
Paddock National School,
Paddock, Mountrath, Co Laois.
Ardfert National School, Ardfert,
Tralee, Co Kerry.
Scoil Íosagáin, St Marys Road,
Buncrana, Co Donegal.
Scoil Mhuire, Meelick, Co Clare.
In October, we will send Seatbelt Sheriff
and Hi-Glo Silver packs to schools.
Scoil Mhuire,
Lourdes, Tullow, Co Carlow.
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Be Safe!
The Safe
Cross Code
For children aged 5-12
For children aged 4-12
‘Be Safe!’ is an activity based resource pack on road safety, fire
safety and water safety. It is suitable for children from infants to
6th class.
‘The Safe Cross Code’ helps to teach children how
to cross the road safely. You can view it online. It
includes two short animated clips called ‘Jack’ and
‘Annie’, a ‘Safe Cross Code’ game, and a Safe Cross
Code song and dance which is performed by the Safe
Cross Code animated characters.
This pack was developed as part of the SPHE (Social, Personal and
Health Education) module ‘Myself’, which addresses Safety and
Protection, Personal Safety, Safety Issues and Making Decisions.
Different modules develop themes appropriate for different age
groups. The modules build on the information and activities in
earlier lessons and help the children to be more safety aware and
more responsible citizens.
The key message in the campaign is ‘You need the
code to cross the road’.
The RSA will distribute ‘The Safe Cross Code’ pack to
3rd class children in October. The pack contains a DVD
with the Safe Cross Code Song and Dance, a lyrics
poster, dance moves instructions chart, colouring
books, pencils, pencil sharpeners and stickers.
Within the road safety module, the themes are: walking, cycling
and transport.
nsport.
Let’s Go
‘Let’s Go’ are road safety guidelines for primary and secondary
schools. They provide teachers with information on how to be
road safety aware when organising or travelling to and from
school events.
Campaign
The Safe
Cross Code
For more information,
please visit:
www.rsa.ie/
roadsafety/
campaigns
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Teaching Resources
Secondary Schools
Streetwise
For 12-16 year olds
This is an activity based interactive resource for the
Junior Certificate Programme as part of CPSE (Civic,
Social and Political Education).
Streetwise is designed in lesson plan format so that a
teacher can pick up the resource and immediately start
the programme. It is an easy to follow resource and
students are involved in each lesson. You can run the
module over 12 weeks. It covers nine lessons:
Lesson 1: Pedestrians
Lesson 2: Cyclists
Lesson 3: Motorcyclists
Lesson 4: Safety Belts
Lesson 5: Speed and speeding
Lesson 6: Hazard perception
Lesson 7: Driver fatigue (tiredness)
Lesson 8: Drink driving
Lesson 9: Road safety engineering
Students must complete a project as part of their Junior
Certificate examination. We have provided suggestions
for the projects. It is produced in CD-ROM format and
the resource can also be photocopied for student’s
individual and or group activities.
Let’s Go
‘Let’s Go’ are road safety guidelines for primary
and secondary schools. They provide teachers with
information on how to be road safety aware when
organising or travelling to and from school events.
Campaign
Cycle Smart
Check out www.youtube.com/
rsaireland to see our full range of cycling videos.
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Teaching Resources
Transition year (TY)
Your Road To Safety –
A Transition Year Programme
For 15-17 year olds
This programme promotes awareness, knowledge, skills and values which create a
foundation for the development of safe road users now and into the future. You can
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The Department of Education and Skills and the RSA
offers “Continuous Professional Development’’ training to
schools who run the transition year programme on “Your
Road to Safety”. The programme has inputs from agencies
such as the ambulance service, fire service, An Garda
Síochána, NCT and the Road Safety Authority. The training
is facilitated by a teacher and lasts a day. For further
information, please email [email protected]
Road Safety
Week
TY students can also improve road safety
awareness by organising a “Road Safety
Week” in their school. The RSA can provide the
Interactive Shuttle and Roll Over Simulator
(see page 15) to complement such a week.
The TY students would be responsible for
managing the logistics, schedules and staffing
of the Shuttle with support and training being
given by the Shuttle Coordinator and with the
cooperation of the TY Coordinator.
For more information,
please email [email protected]
for a booking form.
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Teaching Resources
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Community Road Safety
Educational Resources
The Road Safety Authority run educational campaigns tailored towards
specific groups within the Community based on particular needs.
Protecting our
community
Wrecked.ie
For adults aged 17-24
A CALL TO ACTION
This programme targets 17-24 year olds who are a major
risk group on Irish roads, being three times more likely
to be killed in a collision than the rest of the population.
‘Wrecked.ie’ uses real life stories to tell of the consequences
of the many life changing events that happen on today’s
roads.
This is an awareness programme on road safety for adults
and is based on the Rules of the Road. It is made up of a
resource pack and an accompanying DVD. The programme
aims to change the attitudes and behaviour of pedestrians,
cyclists, motorcyclists and drivers.
Core topics covered include:
It features a series of vodcasts telling real life stories of
reckless driving. The vodcasts are illustrated with high
tech animation which demonstrates the key points in each
speaker’s testimony. These focus on themes such as driver
distraction, drug driving, road user impairment, driving
without insurance, modified cars and driving when using
a mobile phone. This programme can also be delivered
to students participating in FÁS and Youthreach training
programmes.
• Speed and speeding
• Road user impairment
• Unsafe behaviour towards or by vulnerable road users
• Safety belts, child restraints and safety on buses
• The emergency services.
Topics are presented as thirty minute ‘session plans’, ideal
for community groups and are highly interactive and
activity based.
The Road Safety Authority run free ‘train the trainer’
sessions on how to deliver this programme with people
who work with community groups in a professional or
a voluntary capacity. Trainees should have facilitation
experience and should have identified a group they wish to
deliver this training to. Participants will receive a training
pack, DVD and a certificate.
The accompanying guide tells you how to set up a
stimulating discussion for each story where the target
group has a chance to interact about road safety in an open
forum.
The Road Safety Authority run free ‘train the trainer’
sessions on how to deliver this programme. Participants will
receive a training pack, DVD and a certificate.
If you wish to take part in this training
programme, email [email protected] The
training (5 hours) usually takes place over two
evenings to facilitate volunteers but other
arrangements
can be made for individual cases.
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If you would like to take part in this training
programme, email [email protected]
Training lasts two hours.
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Community
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Play It Safe
Mobility
Matters
Road Safety Guidelines for
Sporting Organisations
For adults
We developed ‘Play it Safe’ in association with the FAI,
IRFU, GAA and Cycling Ireland. It presents information on
organising sporting events with road safety in mind and
encourages the use of high visibility clothing, safe driving
practices and other guidelines relating to road safety.
‘Mobility Matters’ is an awareness programme on road
safety for older people. It is made up of a resource pack
and accompanying DVD. The programme covers topics
such as legal obligations, buying a car, keeping your car in
good condition, driving safely: knowing what is happening
around you, bus safety, pedestrian safety, cycle safety,
safety belts and child restraints and medical conditions.
These guidelines give relevant personnel in sporting
organisations important information on how to be road
safety aware when organising sporting activities or
travelling to and from sporting events.
The RSA can run a free ‘train the trainer’ session for
trainers involved in older groups such as Active Retirement
Ireland. Participants will receive a training pack, DVD and
a certificate.
If you would like to receive a pack email
[email protected] or you can download it
from www.rsa.ie
If you would like to take part in this
training programme, email
[email protected]
Training lasts two hours.
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Competition
time!
Seatbelt Sheriffs
& Hi-Glo Silver
For children aged 7-9
Seatbelt Sheriffs and Hi-Glo Silver classes can also take part
in a school poster competition.
There is one overall national prize-winner. For the top prize,
the school will receive a significant cash contribution and
winning students will get a class day out at Dublin Zoo
and have their poster published in a national newspaper.
Seatbelt Sheriff and Hi-Glo Silver packs are sent directly to
schools before the competition starts.
For further information, please visit
www.seatbeltsheriff.ie
Keep Drama Off
The Roads
For young adults aged 15-25
The RSA and Setanta Insurance are looking for budding filmmakers
between the ages of 15-25 years to enter their national road safety
competition, ‘Keep Drama Off the Roads’. There is a different theme each
year which focuses on the killer behaviours which contribute to dangerous
driving among young people.
The judging panel will choose one entry that best meets the competition
brief. The winner of the ‘Keep Drama Off the Roads’ gets €3,000 and
the opportunity to turn their film concept into a film with the help of a
professional film production team.
The winning film may also be shown on the RSA website, the Setanta
Insurance website (www.setantainsurance.com) and the Keep Drama Off
the Roads website (www.keepdramaofftheroads.ie). Runner-up prizes will
also be awarded.
2011 winner, Richard Lahart, “Loaded Weapon”
For further information, please visit www.rsa.ie or
www.keepdramaofftheroads.ie
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Connacht Development Squad Blitz held in the Connacht Centre
of Excellence on Sat 21st Sept 2013. The Development Squad
are piloting the RSA’s Road Safety Guidelines for Sporting
Organisations for the RSA.
Allergan Road Safety Awareness Week 2013.
An Taoiseach Enda Kenny distributing high vis.
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CIT Students Union Safety Week - Winners of the “Education Third Level” award at the 2012 Leading Lights Awards.
National Beep Beep Day, Irish Road Safety Week 2012.
National High Vis Day – December 21st 2012.
Gael Scoil Bharra, Winners of the “Education – Primary”
Leading Lights Award 2012.
Getting ready for Beep Beep Road Safety Day with Simon and
Friends in Nóirín’s Pre-School.
Faye McDonald, Clooney N.S., Carrahan, Tulla, Co. Clare.
Winners of the Hi Glo Silver Award 2012.
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The RSA Check it Fits Roadshow will be travelling
all over Ireland, checking child car seats for free
everywhere it goes.
For children aged 4-12
The Roadshow aims to save lives by ensuring
that child car seats are properly fitted in cars.
Three out of four child car seats are incorrectly
fitted in cars and this could lead to serious injury
or death if there was a collision.
‘Streetsmart’ aims to bring road safety to life
in a fun way for young school children. It uses
a ‘Streetscape’ mat which has a typical street
scene. ‘StreetSmart’ is designed for children aged
between 4 and 12 years.
To address this problem, we use experts who
are familiar with almost every child car seat on
the market to check car seats and answer any
questions you may have at our free ‘Check it Fits’
Roadshow.
Children are taught how to use the road safely.
The Streetscape mat can be set up in the
school hall. Our staff will link in with teachers
beforehand to decide suitable activities to offer
to students. Children can also participate in a
range of activities such as storytelling, road safety
games and an interactive road safety question
and answer session. Teachers and RSA staff
facilitate activities and it is great fun.
If you would like to see when the
Check it Fits Roadshow will be in
your area or to book it, please visit
www.rsa.ie/checkitfits for further
information.
StreetSmart is available free of charge.
For further information on
‘Streetsmart’ or to request a
booking form,
e-mail [email protected] or
refer to www.rsa.ie/roadsafety/
roadsafetyforkids
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Road Safety
Interactive
Shuttle
For all ages
Our road safety “Shuttle” continues to be
a popular road safety attraction at schools,
festivals, companies, college campuses and
so on. It has been in 80 locations in 2012 with
about 86,000 visitors improving their road safety
knowledge.
The “Shuttle” is a fully interactive, educational
road safety experience, which includes a
presentation area, motorbike, car and bicycle
simulators and concentration games. It also has
six computers equipped with mock driving theory
tests, interactive games and road safety videos.
Roll Over
Simulator
Having attended 88 events in 2012 with over
30,000 experiencing the “Roll Over”, this
simulator continues to be very effective in
encouraging people to use safety belts.
If you require a booking form
for the Shuttle or if you have
any questions, please email
[email protected]
The simulator is a car fitted to a hydraulic
platform. You can sit into the simulator
and simulate a half or a full rotation (turn)
demonstrating how it would feel if you were in a
car which turned over in a collision.
The Roll Over Simulator generally appears at
events which also host the “Shuttle” but you
can book it separately, free of charge, for smaller
events subject to availability.
If you require a booking form
for the roll over or if you have
any questions, please email
[email protected]
Campaign
It’s EU Law:
Children under 150cms in height and under 36kgs in
weight must use the correct child seat, booster seat or
booster cushion when travelling in cars.
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These awards celebrate the outstanding efforts of people
across Ireland to make roads safer for everyone. They
provide a special opportunity for members of the public
to honour the contribution of exceptional people who
promote road safety in their communities. Anybody can
nominate a ‘Leading Light’.
Winners of 2012 awards were:
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Approved Driving Instructor – Diane Harvey
Business – Iron Mountain Van Driver Management
Education (Community) – N4 Road Safety Action Group
Education (Pre-School) – Bizzy Bees Childcare
Education (Primary) – Gaelscoil Bharra (Cabra) and
Walterstown National School (Cobh)
• Education (Secondary) – Road Safety Workshops,
Roadskills
• Education (Third Level) – CIT Students’ Unions
• Local Media – Zara King, Beat 102-103
• Road Safety Ambassador – Erris ‘No Name’ Club
• Road Safety Officer – Eamonn Brown, Donegal County
Council
• Public Sector – Dublin City Council
• CPC Training Organisation of the Year – FÁS
• CPC Trainer of the Year – Paul Gillespie, Bus Éireann
Additional awards were presented in a new ‘Special
Recognition’ category. These awards were presented
to Young European Truck Driver of the Year, Gabriel
Warde, Lollipop Lady, Mary Magan, the members of the
Approved Driving Instructor (ADI) Stakeholder Forum and
the Certificate of Professional Competency (CPC) Review
Group.
We will be seeking Leading Lights Nominations for 2013
in October. For further information, please see www.rsa.
ie Award ceremony will take place in Farmleigh House in
December.
Pictured receiving the RSA sponsored, ‘Road Safety
Award’ at the BT Young Scientist & Technology
Exhibition 2013 from Mr Michael Rowland, Director
Road Safety, Research & Driver Education were
students Niall Kennedy and Ciara Murphy, from
Coláiste Choilm Co Cork school. They won the award for
their project: “To investigate how reaction times are
affected by using a hands free phone kit while driving.”
The RSA have included a project award at the
exhibition which will go to an entry in any
category that covers a road safety or related
topic. The RSA Special Award project winner will
have demonstrated that:
• they have researched their project
thoroughly,
• their invention or research idea can make
a difference, and
• it could have the potential to reduce road
fatalities on Irish roads.
For further information, please
see www.btyoungscientist.ie
or www.rsa.ie
Gay Byrne with the winners of the preschool category were Bizzy Bees Childcare,
Carrickmacross, Co Monaghan.
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ROAD SAFETY
EDUCATIONAL
MATERIALS
Available for Primary Schools!
For further information, contact:
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[email protected]
ROAD SAFETY
PROGRAMMES
Available for Secondary Schools!
If you would like to order free high vis materials for your school please visit
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www.rsa.ie
Promotional materials
You can order free road safety material such as:
• leaflets
• booklets
• posters
• high visibility materials
• educational resources
from our website
www.rsa.ie/roadsafety/ordersonline
Scan here.
Useful Links
www.rsa.ie
www.seatbeltsheriff.ie
www.rulesoftheroad.ie
www.theorytest.ie
www.ndls.ie
www.rollercoaster.ie
www.eumom.ie
www.facebook.com/RSAIreland
www.twitter.com/RSAIreland
www.youtube.com/RSAIreland
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Údarás Um Shábháilteacht Ar Bhóithre
Road Safety Authority
Páirc Ghnó Ghleann na Muaidhe, Cnoc an tSabhaircín, Bóthar Bhaile Étha Cliath, Béal an Átha, Co. Mhaigh Eo.
Moy Valley Business Park, Primrose Hill, Dublin Road, Ballina, Co. Mayo.
locall: 1890 50 60 80 fax: (096) 25 252
email: [email protected] website: www.rsa.ie
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