IN PICTURES - Lickey End First School pupils take part in Young Driver Scheme - The Bromsgrove Standard

IN PICTURES - Lickey End First School pupils take part in Young Driver Scheme

Bromsgrove Editorial 25th Nov, 2023   0

CHILDREN in years three and four at Lickey End First School were given the chance to take part in a Young Driver Scheme.

The event, which used two of the latest electric miniature cars, was held as part of Safer Roads Week.

The scaled down vehicles were purpose designed and built for children aged between four and 10.

The programme, featured on BBC’s The One Show, gives children the chance to feel what it is like to drive, following instructions and directions whilst also thinking about the space around them.

Through the support and guidance of Approved Driving Instructors (ADIs), the aim was to empower children with an understanding of road safety, responsible driving practices, increased self-confidence, the ability to conquer fears, improved risk awareness, better decision-making skills and substantial personal development.

The Young Driver Scheme’s mission is to promote road safety among schools, clubs and charities. Driving lessons are offered from the age of four up to 17 when young people can learn to drive on the roads towards getting their licence.

A school spokeseperson said: “Seeing the smiles of childrens faces as they arrived at school to find the two cars parked on their playground was fantastic.

“The ‘buzz’ about school has been great with children talking about their experience and even recreating their own ‘road and car games’ through their playtimes.”

They added the enrichment project was funded thanks to the hard work of the Lickey End First School Parent and Friends Association (PFA).


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