On Wednesday 22nd June, thousands of schoolchildren aged 4 to 11 will be taking part in Brake Kids Walk, a short, supervised walk to share important road safety messages.
It is every child’s right to be able to walk in their community without fear of traffic or pollution. Danger from traffic is a big factor in whether families are able to walk safely in the places where they live. It affects their ability to be healthy and socially active.
Children of all ages are at risk of being hurt or killed when walking near roads. On average, six children are killed or seriously injured on roads in Britain every day – that’s equivalent to a whole class of children every single week. Brake’s Kids Walk is a great way to inspire and engage children about the dangers they face and raise awareness among parents and the wider community about the need to protect them on roads. It’s also a great opportunity to fundraise for Brake and support families who have lost loved ones in serious road crashes.
You can find out more about the road safety charity Brake on their website. You can also watch the video below to see previous Kids Walks.