Leeds Law Firm Irwin Mitchell Support Glow Day

Whitecote Primary School Learn About Road Safety In The Winter Months


The Child Brain Injury Trust’s ‘Be Seen, Not Hurt’ Autumn Safety Campaign is back today (Friday 23rd October) on the UK’s second ‘Glow Day’ to spread the important message of road safety in schools across the UK.

Staff from Irwin Mitchell’s Leeds office visited Whitecote Primary School, in Bramley, with the Child Brain Injury Trust to give them tips on staying safe when crossing roads outside school and on the way home.  Each child also received a reflective snap band to wear on the dark winter nights.

Road traffic accidents are the biggest cause of death and disability among young children in the UK and also the main cause of acquired brain injuries amongst them too.

Expert Opinion
“We are proud to support the Child Brain Injury Trust’s ‘Glow Day’ campaign for the second year running. It is incredibly important that children are aware of the dangers on the roads to ensure their safety.

“At this time of year, when the nights are drawing in and visibility can be very poor, it is important that all pedestrians, cyclists and drivers do everything they can to remain safe and look out for others on the roads.

“Accidents on the roads can leave people with permanent or long-term injuries requiring extensive support and rehabilitation to help them on their path to recovery.”
Charlotte Foster, Solicitor

Sarah Knada, Regional Child and Family Support Co-Ordinator at Child Brain Injury Trust, said: “Following on from last year’s success of the first ever UK ‘Glow Day’, we have had a great response from firms like Irwin Mitchell who have been helping to support this initiative in their local area and raise more awareness of road safety amongst young people. 

“With the clocks going back this weekend, many children will be faced with travelling to or from school in the dark, which is why it is so important we are able to go into schools and provide information about road safety at this time of year.”

The Child Brain Injury Trust is a charity that supports children, young people, their families and professionals after brain injury. They have put together the following simple tips to teach children and young people about road safety:

  • Always hold a child’s hand when walking near a road;
  • Always choose a safe place to cross roads, i.e. zebra, pelican or toucan crossing;
  • Explain to children it is not safe where they can’t see far along the road;
  • Use the Green Cross Code with children;
  • Ensure to keep looking and listening for traffic when it is safe to cross the road
  • Always use zebra or light controlled crossing if available
  • Always walk on the pavement, never stray onto the road
  • Where there is no pavement, walk in single file on the right hand side of the road.

For more information about the Child Brain Injury Trust and ‘Glow Day’ or to donate, please visit www.childbraininjurytrust.org.uk