Barnet produces online resource for primary school children

Barnet Council’s safe and sustainable travel team has created a new online resource for primary school children.

The resource has been developed in partnership with the Pelican Radio Collective – a group of second year students from The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama.

The resource aims to help Year 5 and Year 6 children become safe and independent travellers. It consists of four episodes, each one focusing on the following themes:

  • Episode 1: Safer Crossings
  • Episode 2: Distractions
  • Episode 3: Be Bright, Be Seen
  • Episode 4: Car passenger safety

The episodes are a set of narratives based on a family. Each episode begins with a drama audio clip, followed by a written narrative in which the children are required to make decisions to aid their safe journeys to the shops, school, a party and the cinema.

This is the third year that Barnet Council has collaborated with the Pelican Radio Collective, who have historically delivered road safety workshops in schools. Due to Covid-19, this year students have adapted by creating an online interactive resource.

Barnet is happy to share the resource with other councils and welcome all feedback. Please forward any queries or comments to Sharada Osman.

10 July 2020