LKS2 – First Aid and Road Safety.

Lower Key Stage 2 are focusing their projects this term on the Vincentian Value, ‘We do not judge others’. Their driving question is, ‘Can we judge a book by its cover?’ They have been focusing on influential people of the past and present.

One person they are studying in Rosa Parks. The children experienced getting on the 240 and the teacher told them who could sit where depending on their eye colour. The children had to think about why there were moved and whether or not it was fair to be judged on their eye colour.

Rosa Parks was a civil rights activist who refused to surrender her seat to a white passenger on a segregated bus in Montgomery, Alabama. Her defiance sparked the Montgomery Bus Boycott; its success launched nationwide efforts to end racial segregation of public facilities. We wanted the children to experience a feeling similar to Rosa Parks.

Before they got on the bus, the children had lessons on road and bus safety. They also learnt about first aid and what to do in situations. They learnt how to put someone in the recovery position use DR ABC (Danger, Response, Airway, Breathing, Circulation). They demonstrated it on each other as part of the PSHE curriculum. They will also be receiving road safety lessons from Barnet’s road safety officers very soon.