After a theoretical and practical exam, the first graders of the Lessing Primary School can call themselves "Certified Pedestrians".
Traffic education is especially important for first graders. In the middle of September, Thomas Roth, chairman of the HRC in the ADAC, gave the ABC marksmen of the Lessing Elementary School luminous safety vests with reflective tapes. "By the signal effect of the neon yellow safety vest, you will be visible from afar. Seeing and being seen is a very important moment in the traffic as well as on the way to school, especially now in the hazy and dark seasons ", Mr. Roth had given the students on the way.
On Wednesday morning, Thomas Roth paid the girls and boys another visit. On the one hand, to see how the primary school students complete a two day theoretical and practical training as a "certified pedestrian" and on the other hand, to check whether the first graders really wear their safety vests.
"What do I have to determine? Not everyone is wearing the vest? "As the HRC chairman saw. "The safety vest with reflective material must also be worn because only then does it fulfill its purpose," said Thomas Roth again.
While the class 1 a had already completed the practical exam the day before, this was on Thursday for the students of the class 1 b on. Theoretical knowledge PHM Sandra Paul of the police inspection Gera had taught to the children had to take an exam. "They coped very well with that," class manager Kanji Peter estimated.
On the other hand, it looked a bit different in practice: The Lessing elementary school is located directly on the busy intersection. Wait at the curb, look to the left and right - not so easy. "A feeling of safely crossing the street is only given to children when they actively participate in traffic," said teacher Petra.
Often the students are not used to going to school alone - they are brought by car and brought. The role model effect of older students or even adults - both positive and negative plays a major role in traffic education.
The first graders were proud to accept the "Certified Pedestrian" pass this morning.
Now the lessons learned had to be intensively put into practice, the police officer, the educators, and Thomas Roth agreed.