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ScootSafe: A Plan

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Lesson / activity planning :

Now that you have all the resources in place, time to think about how the Scoot Safe week may run ….

Before the week

Decide who will deliver ScootSafe in the playground.

Nominate a co-ordinator.

Introduce ScootSafe in an assembly using notes here and 1st Pupil Evaluation Hands up survey.

Send out parents letter

Display posters / banners to announce ‘ScootSafe Week coming soon’.

Scoot Safe Week :


Display posters / banner at school gates to say ‘ScootSafe Week has arrived’.

Ensure participating pupils have parental consent

Classroom activities including reminding pupils to bring their scooters and safety wear to school tomorrow

Display posters / banner in reception.


First outdoor scooter training sessions, including safety check on scooters.

Classroom activities.


Stage 2 scooter training sessions.

Classroom activities.


Stage 3 scooter training sessions.

Classroom activities.


Final assembly. Award prizes to eg: those who have scooted regularly.

Further scooter sessions if required eg: if there has been bad weather.

Classroom activities. Eg: Pupil evaluation – Hands up survey two. creative writing etc

After Scoot Safe week

Parental evaluation.

School evaluation including any incidents that occurred and learning points for future Scoot safe courses.

Start planning for the next Scoot Safe Week!

Indoor / Classroom Activities

There are a wide variety of classroom activities that can be part of Scoot Safe Week

View our ideas and suggestions at classroom activities

Outdoor Training / activities

Takes place in groups using the area(s) you have previously chosen for scooter training

Outline of Lesson 1

During Lesson 1 training, pupils are introduced to Scoot Safe, check that their scooter is safe to use, discuss what to wear for scooting, and practice some basic scooting skills

The Scooter safety check should be – A simple check on…

• Wheels should be secure / not wobbly and turning freely.

• Bar ends, should have a plug in them, otherwise they may be dangerous if a rider falls on them.

• The steering should turn freely, and the height adjustment lever should be secure.

• Safety items can include a bell and reflective stickers.

Think about…

• If there are problems with a pupils scooter what are your options?

• Are you confident to make minor adjustments?

• If not a local bike shop may be able to help.

• If you have concerns about a scooter’s safety don’t use it in the exercises. (The school may want some scooters to loan if a pupils scooter fails the safety checks)

View the downloads for Lesson 1

Outline of Lesson 2

Lesson 2 builds on the basic skills of lesson 1 with a quick review of what was learnt in Lesson 1, then some more complicated games and a reminder of the five golden rules for safe scooting

View the outline for Lesson 2

Outline of Lesson 3

Lesson 3 concludes the outdoor training element of Scoot Safe with a review of what pupils have learnt so far, skills practice and street hazard perception

View the outline for Lesson 3

Risk Assessment

Risk assessments need to be carried out to ensure that risk is properly managed. Each organisation has their own way of conducting risk assessments, so it is recommended that you follow your organisations procedures