At Aughton Junior Academy we are very lucky to live and work in one of Yorkshire’s most beautiful and bustling locations. However, this means the roads around Aughton can be very busy and it is important for us to understand how to stay safe.
Tip for parents/carers - One of the best ways to help children learn about staying safe is to talk to them when you’re out and about. When you need to cross the road it is helpful to explain to them: why you’re choosing a certain place to cross, why you’re waiting, how many times you’re looking left and right before crossing and then why it’s safe to cross the road.
The Green Cross Code
The Green Cross Code is very important because it tells us how to cross the road safely. You should follow the steps below:
Think - Find a safe place to cross the road. Where possible cross at a zebra/pelican crossing, subway, foot bridge or traffic island. If this isn’t possible, remember to cross where you can see in all directions and where drivers will see you.
Stop - Just before you get to the kerb, stop. Stand on the pavement near the kerb and make sure that you can see the traffic. DO NOT step on to the road.
Look and listen - Look all around you for traffic. Make sure that you listen carefully for traffic that you can’t see. Check to your right hand side first, then check to your left and then to your right again before you cross.
Wait - If you are waiting at a crossing then wait until the cars have stopped or the green man shows. If you are not at a crossing wait until it is safe to cross.
Look and listen again - Once the traffic has passed look around again and listen.
Cross safely - When it is safe and there is no traffic, walk straight across the road. Look and keep looking while you cross.
Below, you will find The Tales of the Road booklet. This shares more details of the Green Cross Code. You will also find advice on roller skating, cycling, road marking and much more.
These short videos include advise on how to stay safe when crossing the road and songs to help you remember the important steps!
This short video includes advise on how to stay when you are out in the dark:
FS and KS1