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Cycle safety on school agenda

With cycle safety high on the priority list for many islanders and officials Prison! Me! No Way!!! Jersey is introducing a new element to its current schools programme.
 
Teaming up with the States of Jersey Police, Prison! Me! No Way!!! Jersey will be helping to ensure young people are provided with information on cycle safety through a new workshop.
 
From Friday 13th September, Prison! Me! No Way!!! Jersey and the Police are introducing a Cycle Safety input for Year 6 students as part of the ˜Your Choice Day' primary school programme.
 
The 'Your Choice Day' involves lots of interactive input for the students delivered by  States of Jersey Police and Prison Officers , Firefighter Toby Aubert,  Road Safety Office Philip Blake and St. Johns Ambulance Officer Sarah Vivien.
 
All the workshop content is age appropriate and designed to share information with young people on how to keep safe and also how important it is to make positive life style choices.
 
The aims of the Cycle Safety lesson would be twofold:  To think about what are the causes of crashes/accidents on roads and to identify ways of keeping safer on the roads.
 
Prison! Me! No Way!!! Jersey Chairman Lesley Harrison said: "Cycle safety is a topic that many islanders are currently thinking about and we wanted to reflect that in our forthcoming inputs.

"This element is tailored to year 6 pupils, who at the start of the year are only about 10 years old so shouldn't be riding on a busy road without their parents.
 
"Pupils will be working in small groups and we will be looking at the dangers on the roads and talking about what cycle training is on offer to help make them safer.
 
"Also on the agenda is the wearing of cycle helmets, speeding and the importance of safety checks on their bikes, as well as the bikes suitability for being on a road and reminding them they have to take responsibility for their actions on the road.
 
Superintendent Rob Bastable, Head of Uniform Operations for the States of Jersey Police, said: "Cycle safety is high on our list of priorities and we don't want to see any more people injured on our roads. We need to educate everyone on how to stay safe on the road and where better to start than with the road users of the future.
 
 The school dates for the ˜Your Choice Days' are:
 
 Friday 13th October  “  Les Landes
 Monday 16th September “ St Clement
 Thursday 19th September “ Springfield
 Friday 20 September “ Javrin
 Monday 23rd September “ St Saviour
 Tuesday 24th September “ FCJ
 Monday 30th September “ St Peter
 Tuesday 1st October “Mont Nicolle
 Tuesday 3rd October “ Grouville
 Monday 7th October “ Beaulieu Convent
 Tuesday 8th October “ Rouge Bouillon
 Monday 14th October “ Bel Royal
 

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