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Marlow Church of England Infant School


Footsteps Training Programme - June 2024

As parents, we are very protective of our children and sometimes make all the necessary decisions about crossing roads without involving them in the thought process or providing no guidance at all. Many children get driven by car rather than walking and therefore have little exposure to traffic. We think road safety is one of the most important lessons in life and, as such, we ran Footsteps Training this month.

Footsteps is a practical pedestrian skill training programme for children aged 4–7 years old, which helps to develop awareness of roads and helps them live safely in traffic. We ran the Footsteps programme for our Year 2 pupils who were taken into the local area with Mrs Higham and some parent helpers to observe the traffic and discuss road safety. There are three stages; stage one (red), stage two (amber) and stage three (green). Each builds on the last stage, covering the basic “Green Cross Code”, then adding other aspects of road safety.

The children were awarded certificates today during whole school worship for completing Footsteps Training.

We would like to say a huge thank you to Mrs Higham who organised the whole programme and for the parent helpers who gave up their time over the past 3 weeks.

Please click here to see some photos.