Brake, the road safety charity, is encouraging teachers to register for Brake’s Giant Walk to promote the benefits of walking to school and to help teach road safety. This annual event takes place on Wednesday 15 June 2016, and already over 30,000 children from over one hundred schools are registered to take part.

Every year the event sees thousands of children learning about road safety in their classroom, promoting the benefits of safe walking and cycling to school, and walking to call for safer driving in their community.

Brake is calling for more teachers to sign up today and get involved in this important event.

It is a great focal point for schools to teach road safety in class using resources and advice from Brake – road safety can be used to teach lessons on a range of subjects. Schools can use their walk to call on drivers to slow down in their community or call for other local road safety measures. The project also raises funds for Brake’s work to improve road safety and care for families devastated by a death or injury on roads, because most schools fundraise on the day.

Gary Rae, director of communications and campaigns, said: “Brake’s Giant Walk is a great way for schools to highlight the need for safer roads in their communities to enable children to be able to walk or cycle to school without fear or threat from traffic. Every year as part of this fantastic event, schools use resources and support from Brake to run lessons across a variety of subjects around the theme of road safety and active travel.”

“Brake’s Giant Walk is a terrific opportunity to educate children about the importance of road safety and the advantages of walking to school for their own health and the environment.”

“It is also a call on local drivers to make a big difference by slowing down to protect children on foot and bike. We’re urging schools to sign up now to take full advantage of the resources and support Brake offers to help schools get involved.”

Brake is urging primary schools to register to take part in the event and receive support and free resources available from Brake in the run-up: register interest online at, call 01484 550061 or email