Kerbcraft is a practical road safety programme for primary 2 teaching three essential skills road safety skills.
Training is progressive, with each phase building on the foundation laid by earlier phases. All require practical training at the roadside if children are to acquire them properly. The three skills are
- finding a safe place to cross
- crossing between parked cars
- crossing at junctions.
Schools tackle one skill per term and this runs over four weeks. Kerbcraft is an active learning experience happens on the roadside. Children go out with volunteer trainers in small groups of two or three for around ten to fifteen minutes each week and look at the problems they might encounter whilst trying to cross the road. It has to be stressed that the programme is designed to get children thinking about possible hazards on the road and the types of situations they might come across.
Find out more information on the Kerbcraft website.
Kerbcraft is a practical child pedestrian training scheme, developed in Drumchapel, Glasgow, by Professor James Thomson at the University of Strathclyde. Accident levels in this area had been very high, and kerbcraft was designed as an intervention to teach pedestrian skills to 5 to 7 year olds, by means of practical road-side training rather than teaching in the classroom.