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Read on for four giant reasons to take part in Brake's Giant Walk.
1. Great summer term project
Brake's Giant Walk can be a fantastic focal point for lessons on road safety. You could run science lessons about the forces involved in road crashes, geography lessons about the ways children travel to school around the world - the possibilities are endless, and Brake provides resources and support to help you run great lessons. In 2014, 78% of participating schools ran lessons based on road safety around their event. Children can also make their own 'slow down' and 'get walking' placards and other materials such as leaflets and posters in art classes.
2. Slow down drivers and get kids walking or cycling
Your walk gives children a voice, helping them tell drivers to slow down and look out for people on foot and bike. We can help you get publicity for your march through local media, and promote the event in your newsletter or website, to get the road safety message out as widely as possible.
3. Help bereaved families
Children can be sponsored to take part, helping fund Brake's road safety campaigns and services for families bereaved and injured by road crashes. We can give you sponsorship envelopes (view our 2015 resource pack) to help your pupils collect funds and a certificate for the school to say thank you. We can also give you advice and ideas on other ways to fundraise.
4. Get your pupils walking and cycling
Brake's Giant Walk can be a great event to springboard a school travel plan. After children have taken part in the event they will have a greater appreciation of the benefits of walking or cycling to school.
If you decide to run an event:
- View the 2016 guide to taking part
- View the 2016 risk audit
- Download our standard permission slip for parents
- Why fundraise?
- Info on teaching road safety
- Advice on local campaigning for safer roads for kids
- About Brake's national GO 20 campaign for safer streets for people on foot and bike
A massive thank you to our Giant Walk sponsor Ageas Insurance.