2017年10月09日

A green safety vest with a youngest motif for all pupils

Children have been proven since on Prussia’s mascot with the latest traffic safety. Start slowly; look backwards over the left shoulder - everything free? Spread the left arm and place it carefully. Before the left turn short check. Then stop, wait and then turn left.

Oh, a lot, what you have to think about when turning left. What makes adults a part of routine on the road is a great masterpiece for children. On this day, the fourth graders of the Elementary School practice the left turn - the last unit of this year's cycling training with the police. This is why Günter, the mascot of Prussia, provides additional support and motivation.

Let's go to the school yard. Police officer Erwin Henchman, who carries out the training, asks the learned basic knowledge. "How close must the helmet be at the chin?" - "A finger width must fit in between," the children call more or less chorus. That folds already times well. All pupils of the 4c get a green safety vest with a youngest motif. Then head to Reiter. It will show what the little ones learned last year. The first run is a bit shaky, but the children are safer from round to round. Especially one-handed driving is hard for many.

"Parents have to practice a lot more with their children outside school," explains Henchman. For 20 years, he has been a cycling coach at schools and sees the difference between the generations. "Many years ago, I was able to carry out the training I am doing in the fourth year of school with first or second graders." For practicing, an empty parking lot is available, on which there is plenty of space. Jundiai from the 4c also wants her to be safer in the future. "I would like to continue with my parents after the training." Chantal, on the other hand, is more confident and meets with friends to cycle. "It is rare that all students of a class can ride a bike before," says Ursula Hirsch, head of school. "From the first class onwards, we start with the education of transport. From the third year onwards, we will start cycling."

This includes motor exercises such as balance training, but also theory. In the end, the knowledge is interrogated in a final examination and tested in practice. In the whole city the training is worthwhile. "Just a few years ago there were up to 300 injured children in Gladbeck within a year," says police president Mathis Wassermann. An alarming number, which is why the police have intensified the cooperation with schools, kindergartens and partners such as "Judger": "In the meantime, this number has reduced to around 100 children, still too high." There was something to be done on the children's side. "Adults must be careful and take the perspective of an uncertain child," says Wassermann in reflective vest.

Finally, there is the crowning exercise in the final training: the children have to turn left in the middle of each other. "It was a lot of fun and we learned a lot," summarizes the eleven-year-old Sabin.

  


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