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Safe School, Safe Community program targets multiple stakeholders with road safety education

16-06-2018

Students from Wat Rachasingkorn School learn steps for properly wearing a helmet.

Students from Wat Rachasingkorn School learn steps for properly wearing a helmet.

More than 75 parents, teachers, and students received road safety education at Wat Rachasingkorn School, Bangkok, as part of the Safe School, Safe Community program, which began implementation last month. First, a teacher training was held in the morning of 13 June focused on road safety basics such as correct helmet use and care, risk factors for road crash fatalities and injuries, and traffic regulations, as well as helping the teachers become more familiar with the program’s teaching tools. Afterwards, the teachers worked together to develop a lesson plan for Grade 1-6 students who joined the training in the afternoon. The afternoon session incorporated students and included a helmet wearing demonstration, a short film on the dangers of not wearing a helmet when riding a motorcycle, and small breakout group discussions on road safety concepts.

Then on 16 June, AIP Foundation returned to Wat Rachasingkorn School to provide road safety education to 27 parents. The training focused on raising parents’ awareness of road safety issues and helping them learn how to wear helmets correctly as well as how to keep their children safe on the road.

The Safe School, Safe Community program, supported by the Australian Road Research Board (ARRB) and Rotary International, aims to increase helmet use among children, teachers and parents to better protect them from head injury and raise public awareness of the importance of child quality helmet use.

View more photos from the trainings here.

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