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Brake plans record-breaking Walking Bus
Brake and Asda are inviting primary schools around the country to take part in a record-breaking Walking Bus on Wednesday 15 June 2005.
The initiative aims to get children around the country to simultaneously take part in a short, supervised walking bus, using safe routes along pavements around their school.
Last year, 11,000 children from 120 schools took part. This year, Brake hopes 50,000 children from across the UK will participate.
Teachers who register for the event will receive guidance notes on how to run a safe walking bus, a road safety teaching pack, worksheets, posters and placards. Schools will be encouraged to teach road safety throughout the week, for example by holding special assemblies. Schools that take part will also receive a road safety newsletter from Brake throughout the year.
In order for the event to officially break a Guinness Record, each school must invite two independent witnesses - and some schools may invite their local road safety officer to do so. Acting as witness involves accompanying the walking bus, ensuring children's names are recorded and signing a statement to say the event took place.
Participating schools have the option of asking children to raise sponsorship for the event in aid of Brake's work to provide support for road crash victims, including bereaved children.
For further information email or call Jeremy Conroy on 01484 559909.