A Busy Road Safety Week In Rhondda Cynon Taf

Rhondda Cynon Taf County Borough Council provided road safety training across the county during Brake’s recent Road Safety Week – including 14 sessions in local schools and a ‘Drive Safer for Longer’ course with residents aged 60 and over.

The Council’s dedicated Road Safety Team organised an itinerary of events within the local community, including ‘Kerbcraft’ sessions, which were held in 12 schools – Aberdare Town Church in Wales Primary, Caegarw Primary, Cilfynydd Primary, Cwmdâr Primary, Llwyncrwn Primary, Llwynypia Primary, Tonysguboriau Primary, Trerobart Primary, YGG Bodringallt, YGG Dolau, YGG Llwyncelyn and YGG Tonyrefail.

The ‘Kerbcraft’ initiative, which is funded by the Welsh Government, teaches pupils in Year 2 essential skills to stay safe as pedestrians. Part of the training took place in local communities, where the children’s learning and training on the Green Cross Code was put into practice.

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DVLA Code Challenge 2019

In recent years, Road Safety Wales has been delighted to partner with the DVLA for the Wales National Coding Challenge for 7-11 year olds and 11-14 year olds.

The challenge calls for pupils to develop their problem solving, communication and teamwork skills as well as improving their knowledge of computer programming in a fun and innovative way, while having the chance to win excellent IT equipment prizes for their schools or groups.

Today sees the culmination of the pupil’s hard work with an event at the Richard Ley Development Centre in Swansea, hosted by news presenter Sian Lloyd.

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