Children Learn About Road Safety From Road Constructors

Team members from the A5 M1 Link Road Scheme a joint venture between Costain and Carillion (CCJV) in Luton have been busily visiting local schools, this week, in support of Road Safety Week.

Road Safety Week is the UK’s yearly flagship event to promote safer road use, supported by the Department of Transport.

Over the course of the week, team members provided an engaging presentation to over 500 children. Pupils between the ages of 4 and 11 years old, from Chalton Primary, Thornhill Primary and Thomas Whitehead Church of England Primary School took part. Topics covered included: identifying the different types of safe crossings (from traffic lights, pelican/zebra crossings), to why the need for a lollipop lady/man, to identifying the various hazards associated with roads. Special emphasis was covered on the three main rules when crossing a road ‘Stop’ ‘Look’ and ‘Listen’.

To assist capturing the children’s attention and to ensure the presentation was not only educational but fun, site team members had the assistance of Ivor Goodsite, the Considerate Constructors Scheme mascot. Ivor clapped and gave the children the thumbs up when they were identifying hazards and answering questions.

All the children were provided with Hi-Vis snap band arm bands to help them be more visible on these darker nights. The armbands were kindly donated by Sian Formwork Ltd a sub-contractor within the scheme.

David Forbes, CCJV Project Manager said, ‘‘Working with schools within the local community is a fundamental part of our engagement strategy. We are pleased that this opportunity has been supported by our supply chain and we look forward to further educational engagements across the lifecycle of the scheme’.

The A5 M1 Link Road Scheme is being delivered under the Highways England National Major Project Framework and constructed via a joint venture of Costain and Carillion (CCJV).

Further information on the scheme can be found at: