Published: Tuesday, 7th Mar 2023

Bolton Council’s road safety team delivered a series of workshops in February to teach children about road safety.

Staff from bolton council s road safety teamThe workshops were delivered as a part of the Crucial Crew event.

Crucial Crew is a series of interactive workshops for Year 6 children to attend.

Along with road safety they learn about issues like anti-social behaviours, mental health and wellbeing and online safety from various professionals.

The team has been delivering these workshops for over 20 years.

The workshops demonstrate real life scenarios, so the children get hands-on training that will influence their knowledge on how to keep safe.

The road safety workshop re-enacted a scenario of a young person knocked down by a car.

The children were then asked questions relating to the scenario and advised on ways to keep themselves safe whilst crossing the road.

The event was held at Bolton’s Army Reserve Centre where more than 2,000 Year 6 children from schools across Bolton attended.

Bolton Council’s Executive Cabinet Member for Highways, Cllr Stuart Haslam said:

“It’s important to learn road safety from an early age to gain an understanding of how to act responsibly.

“It’s great for the children to have the opportunity to take part in these interactive workshops, learning important life skills that are not taught in the classroom, whilst having fun.

“So many road accidents happen every day. It’s important for us to do what we can to educate children to ensure their safety as much as possible.”