A CAMPAIGN aimed at educating nursery and pre-school pupils on road safety is underway.
Warwickshire County Council’s (WCC) Road Safety Officers will be touring the county with their friendly mascot, Warwick the Bear, to deliver key road safety messages to some of Warwickshire’s youngest road users and their families and friends.
The session teaches key road safety messages through story, song and interactive activities.
The children are introduced to the safe behaviours of holding hands with a trusted adult, stopping before the kerb, and looking and listening for traffic.
Coun Wallace Redford, WCC spokesperson for transport, said the council wanted to encourage more families to travel safely and actively.
He said: “Road Safety Education is a skill for life, and embedding safe practice should begin as soon as children start to walk.
“The Adventures of Warwick Bear introduces key road safety skills and improves young children’s knowledge and awareness around traffic.”
The Adventures of Warwick Bear will run from May 3 to May 13, and is delivered free to Warwickshire nurseries and pre-schools.
Throughout the initiative the Road Safety Education Team will be using social media to raise awareness and educate.
Follow them on social media on Facebook @WCCSafeActiveTravel and Twitter @WCCSafe_Active.