Children learn all about safety with a fun twist

Richard Rozel road safety and magic show at St Andrew's Infant School, Brighouse.'Tida Gibba, seven, has a go at plate-spinning.
Richard Rozel road safety and magic show at St Andrew's Infant School, Brighouse.'Tida Gibba, seven, has a go at plate-spinning.

Youngsters from St Andrew’s Infant School went on a journey through road safety but with a special twist.

The Brighouse school invited Richard Rozel’s National Road Safety Education Show to teach pupils about the hazards and how to remain safe around vehicles and on the road.

Richard Rozel road safety and magic show at St Andrew's Infant School, Brighouse.

Richard Rozel road safety and magic show at St Andrew's Infant School, Brighouse.

With his unique educational assembly, he taught the children using his fun, stimulating and interactive style involving magic and juggling tricks.

Headteacher Naomi Wood said: “The children learned about keeping safe on the road in a very fun and entertaining way.

“The show was packed with action, energy and one very powerful messages about how to take care and stay safe on the roads.

“Children, staff and parents were engaged and entertained by magic and circus skills too. There was lots of laughter and fun and the event will be remembered by all.”

Richard Rozel is a former local authority road safety officer of over 30 years and now specialises in making road safety and has presented in excess of 2000 National Road Safety Education Shows in primary schools over the last eight years.

He said: “The show has been carefully designed and structured with the help of many teachers, police officers, road safety officers and other professionals over a long period of time.

“Thousands of children have benefited from this unique educational resource, which effectively encourages them to think and take care when using the road.

“Extensive evaluation has clearly illustrated that pupils, even as young as five, remember all the road safety content for over a period of two years.”