As part of our learning about road safety, Year 2 enjoyed a visit from Andy Hall, the Road Safety Officer for Lincolnshire County Council. He was joined by Mrs Parker, who the children know well, being the local Road Crossing Patrol Officer. They spoke with all the Year 2 children about the dangers of crossing the roads and how to do this safely using the zebra crossings, pelican crossings and traffic lights. The children enjoyed learning a road safety song to help them remember the important rule of stop, look, listen and think. This linked with our English text 'The Hodgeheg' where the children were asked by Max the hedgehog to research how to cross the road safely in a busy town like Bourne. The children were able to draw on their knowledge after a walk around Bourne town centre earlier this month, where they were able to use the zebra crossings and walk alongside a busy main road. Mrs Parker brought her lollipop stick and explained to the children how to be safe when travelling to and from school.
Year 2 teacher, Mrs Chatham, commented, “The children learned the importance of how to cross the road safely and loved learning a song about road safety to help them remember the importance of thinking carefully before stepping onto some of the increasingly busy roads we have in Bourne.”