10 Oct Reach Safety Day
Abu Dhabi Traffic Police visited Reach British School on 10th October to help make ‘Traffic Safety Day’ one that their students will never forget!
A Happiness Patrol vehicle and Child-Friendly Traffic Police car were on display and students were given the opportunity to take a closer look and explore the vehicles inside and out. Friendly traffic officers shared valuable information about their work and the vital role they play in keeping Abu Dhabi’s roads safe.
After watching an important video about road safety, students got a chance to ask questions and share with officers what they learn at school to help them, and their families stay safe on the roads. They showcased some creative posters that they designed and display in the school. These contained strong messages about traffic safety and what they encourage the community to do.
- ‘Seat belts save lives and are meant for everyone!’
- ‘Switch off before you drive off’ – use of a mobile phone while you drive, can cause serious accidents and lead to injury and death.
- ‘Kill your speed, not a child!’
- ‘Better to lose a minute in life, than to lose a life in a minute!
- ‘Stop. Look. Listen. Think!’
During a short media conference on the day, the vice principal shared with the community what they do at Reach British School to help keep students safe. ‘Our school leadership team conduct regular risk-assessments to help plan and implement a range of strategies and procedures that ensure the safety of students both in and outside our school gates. We have a designated drop-off and pick up zone with people that help safeguard students, ensuring they are guided away from traffic and able to enter the school safely’.
The principal of Reach British School, Mr. Dene Bright, shared how they work closely with the Abu Dhabi Traffic Police Department to help keep students and parents safe and he expressed his sincere gratitude to the department for making ‘Traffic Safety Day’ at Reach such a memorable experience.
The day ended on a high note when students were given ‘Goody Bags’ that contained gifts from the Abu Dhabi Traffic Police Department.