The Ottawa Safety Council has been delivering exciting, fun, interactive and age-appropriate Children’s Pedestrian Safety Presentations since 2008 with overwhelmingly positive reviews! The City of Ottawa provides funding that allows us to deliver the program for free to students in schools all over the City. User-groups outside of the schools are welcome to book presentation as well, for a reasonable fee.
Why Book a Pedestrian Safety Presentation?
As safety educators, we use our passion for safety to deliver safety messages that reflect the changing challenges that face our community’s youth in their daily activities.
In 2010 there were 30 hit children by cars. We need to educate our youth on how to keep themselves safe. It is the responsibility of the community to give our children the tools, knowledge, and skills to prevent injury and allow them to live up to their full potential.
Presentations are age-appropriate and geared towards equipping our youth with the tools to keep themselves safe while walking, biking, skateboarding or scootering to school. We provide the tools to encourage healthy, active and SAFE living. They are available in both French and English and are interactive, use flash-cards, PowerPoint, props, games, songs and a working model of a traffic light!
JK/SK Presentation (25 – 30 minutes)
Lesson Objectives: The objective of this lesson is to teach students that they should always walk with an adult or older person/sibling, why they need to practice safety when walking, the difference between a walker and traffic, how to cross the street safely, and what the traffic/pedestrian lights mean.
Grade 1, 2 3 Presentation (25 – 30 minutes)
Lesson Objectives: The objective of this lesson is to teach students how to walk safely near traffic, where to cross the street, how to do so safely, how to read traffic/pedestrian lights and cross traffic circles/roundabouts. Students will also learn about bike safety.
Grade 4, 5, 6 Presentation (30 -35 minutes)
Lesson Objectives: The objective of this lesson is to teach students how to walk safely near traffic, where to cross the street and how to do so safely, how to cross at roundabouts, and how to read street signs and traffic/pedestrian lights. Students will also learn about bike safety and be encouraged to be safety role-models to younger students.