Pupils in-line for safe scooting

by | 12 September 2019 | Children's Group, Rotherham

From slalom runs to the limbo challenge, pupils from one Rotherham primary school showed off their sweet skills as part of a scooter safety session. Six and seven-year-olds from Thurcroft Infant School proved they’ve got a grip on safe riding, when they were paid a visit by South Yorkshire Safer Roads Partnership (SYSRP).

Twisting and turning around cones, scooting under the limbo arch and practising their stop-start skills were just a few of the activities they took part in as part of Scootability — an educational road safety session.
Joanne Wehrle, SYSRP manager said: “The pupils from Thurcroft were absolutely fantastic and showed us how well they can control their scooters.

“Scootability is all about encouraging children to be active over the summer months and enjoying an outdoor lifestyle.

“But we want to make sure that they are doing it in a safe way which is why we visit primary schools and talk to them about scooter skills as well as road safety in general.

“We teach them basic things like turning, stopping and starting safely as well as making sure their equipment is safe to use.”

Scootability is a joint session delivered by SYSRP in partnership with Rotherham Borough Council’s road safety team.
It is one of several educational interventions delivered by South Yorkshire Safer Roads Partnership to people of all ages across the county.

Mrs T Harper, headteacher at Thurcroft Infant School, said: “Road safety is a priority in our school which is why we host sessions like Scootability.

“Keeping our children happy, healthy and safe is extremely important to us and we always encourage our families to have active lifestyles as the benefits are huge.”

For more information about the work of SYSRP please visit www.sysrp.co.uk.