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Cork County Council Release Road Safety Book for Children

Cork County Council Release Road Safety Book for Children

Cork County Council has launched a book entitled ‘Sally & Jake – Think Road Safety’, providing primary school children in 2nd to 5th class a new way to learn about the importance of Road Safety.  

The book has been written and produced by Cork County Council’s Water & Road Safety Development Officer Caroline Casey, whose work in safety awareness has garnered two RSA Leading Light awards.

Within its 18 colourful pages Sally and Jake teach road safety with the help of Mum, Garda Nell, and Dazzle the Unicorn. The tips, information, poems and songs provide helpful advice to readers of all ages and each chapter ends with a worksheet to help readers remember what they’ve learned.

The book will now form part of the Resource Pack which Cork County Council provides for schools who participate in the Safety Flag Program. The pack contains Story Books, Board Games, Songs, Activity Books, and a Safety Presentation. These resources foster student led learning in which young people of all ages take the lead in learning and teaching road safety in their homes and schools.

Chief Executive of Cork County Council, Tim Lucey welcomed the book

“Cork County Council has proven to be a leader in Road Safety initiatives, exemplified by the recent national roll out of the ‘Your Life – Your Choice’ Programme which promotes road safety amongst younger motorists, through the use of Virtual Reality headsets. Cork County Council also led the introduction of the Safety Awareness Flag Programme, which coupled with the various workshops organised by our Road Safety Office provides young people in County Cork with the tools to become a generation of safer road users.”

Fionn Doyle fought a brave courageous battle against Leukaemia for almost 6 years, before sadly passing away at age 7 in January 2019.

Attending the launch, Fionn’s mother Eimear Doyle said

“He was a very happy chatty little man who no matter how hard things got; he always had a smile on his face. He was thrilled when he became an honorary guard; he loved to wear the uniform. Fionn would be so proud to see this book dedicated to him, and all the other heroes who fought so hard but sadly didn’t make it, with a picture of him inside at his happiest in that uniform.”

For more information, contact Cork County Council’s Safety Department on 021-4276891.