Neath Port Talbot County Borough Council Road Safety

Volunteers

Kerbcraft teaches children from age 5-7 how to be safer pedestrians by taking them onto real roads and showing them how the right decision-making and behaviour can really help them to keep safe. It is a vital skill that if taught at this age will remain for life. It includes every child who has parental consent. Our aim is to reduce child pedestrian casualties and since Kerbcraft started numbers have declined.

Practical Road-Side Training has proved to be the best way of helping young children to keep safe when near ,or crossing roads.

The children are taken out of school by trained volunteers, in groups of no more than three to learn 3 main skills:

  • 1. Choosing safe places to cross the road
  • 2. Crossing safely near parked cars
  • 3. Crossing safely near junctions

Each skill is practised at several different locations over a period of approx 4 weeks for each skill, in liaison with the school and its timetable.

WE NEED VOLUNTEERS TO HELP US TEACH THESE CRITICAL SKILLS

WE CANNOT TEACH THE CHILDREN WITHOUT THEM

Who can be a Volunteer ?

Mums, dads , grandparents, aunties, uncles, school governors and friends of the school.

Can you, or anyone you know, spare 2 hours a week to be a KERBCRAFT Training Volunteer? You could be helping save a life one day. Its not difficult ,the co-ordinator is always present at every session and volunteers will be given full training and support .

It's a very rewarding experience.

.For more information on how you can be involved contact:

Child Pedestrian Training Co-ordinator
Road Safety Unit , Environment, The Quays, Baglan Energy Park.
SA11 2GG
Tel: 01639 686828

e-mail: roadsafety@npt.gov.uk