Road safety

Students rewarded for their creativity in road safety education

The eThekwini Transport Authority, in partnership with the South African Roads Federation (SARF) and the Department of Education, recently celebrated pupils and schools at the finals of the Poetry and Speech Competition on road safety.

Students were required to submit a one-page essay or poem on road safety issues around their respective schools.

They were also asked to describe the interventions undertaken by the school to remedy them. This included, but was not limited to, safety assembly presentations, stakeholder tours, classroom instruction, and awareness campaigns. Twenty-two schools were in the final and all students received certificates of participation at the ceremony.

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The competition was divided into three categories, namely for students in grades 2-3, 4-7, and students with special needs.

For each category, the school received a prize of R4,000, while the first prize student received R3,000, the second received R2,000 and R1,000 for the third.

The Road Safety Poetry and Speech Therapy Schools Program aims to support the National Curriculum Statement on Road Safety Education and Delivery in Schools.

In addition, he hopes to promote good road safety among students and raise public awareness of road safety among elementary school students.