Scooter safety day at Beckenham primary school

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Pupils at a Beckenham primary school learned all about staying safe on their little scooters this week.

The event was part of a travel safety day, hosted by Worsley Bridge Primary School, Brackley Road, on Tuesday (April 29).

Police Constable Rachel Bullimore from the Metropolitan Police talked in assembly about staying safe while travelling to and from school and safety on the buses.

Meanwhile the school's family support worker Ms Liz Smith and Transport for London's Junior Travel Ambassadors did a scooter safety exercise with all reception children.

And PC O'Leary and British Transport Police's Teresa Bedziejewska did classroom sessions on staying safe on railways.

Liz Smith said: "The day was a great success and the school plan to do this on an annual basis."

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4:03pm Fri 2 May 14

HearTheFacts says...

Great to hear about scooter safety, with the helmets and high vis coats. All very important, however I note from the photos - no gloves. The hands are the first point of contact with the ground in the event of a fall. It's a natural reaction, to put out hands to protect one's self. so why is this area of the body not protected?.

Hands are important, so protect them!. Try holding a knive and fork with bandage hands. Or writing or drawing, then you see how important our hands are.
Great to hear about scooter safety, with the helmets and high vis coats. All very important, however I note from the photos - no gloves. The hands are the first point of contact with the ground in the event of a fall. It's a natural reaction, to put out hands to protect one's self. so why is this area of the body not protected?. Hands are important, so protect them!. Try holding a knive and fork with bandage hands. Or writing or drawing, then you see how important our hands are. HearTheFacts
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