Helping children to be safe on the street
Developing the road safety skills of children is a key part of the work undertaken by the KM Charity Team.
The charity offers two distinct services: Road safety skill tests which is appropriate for primary schools; and the On the street assessment exclusively for walking bus children to take.
Road safety skill tests: Any child at a school that has signed up to use the KM Charity Team road safety package may take the test at bronze, silver or gold tests. Here is a resource that the children can read before taking our Road Safety test: Tales of the Road
Results are added into the KM School Portal using the school’s secure log-in. The KM Charity Team then produce personalised colour certificates for each child passing the test. Children of any age at primary school may take the bronze, silver and gold test.
If the child is on an official KM Walking Bus operated in partnership with Kent County Council and Medway Council then the pupil will also be issued with a textile bronze, silver or gold badge similar to those created for the Scouts or Guides, which they can stitch to their tabard or baseball cap.
On the street assessment: An additional service which is exclusive to walking bus children is the on-the-street assessment. Children passing the practical assessment of their behaviour and conduct on the walking bus receive a limited edition blue CREW tabard to wear on the walking bus. This is in recognition of the supportive role they are playing on the scheme in their final terms on the walking bus. Blue CREW tabards can only be issued to children in their final two years at primary school.
Get the tests for free!
FREE: Kent, Medway, East Sussex, Bexley and Bromley schools using KM Charity Team schemes of Active Wow, Green Footsteps, KM Walking Bus, or the literacy initiatives Buster’s Book Club or Reading Bug receive the Road Safety Skills Test Package free of charge for 2017/18 academic year.
School staff or leading walking bus volunteers will have been emailed the link to access the test page or can access it via the KM School Portal.
Can’t find the email or need support to access the portal? Call the KM Charity Team.
If this is your first enquiry about the KM Road Safety Skill Test package complete the contact form below.