Kerbcraft Volunteer Shares His Experiences
Don Leahy, a long-standing volunteer with the Kerbcraft scheme in Monmouthshire recently explained why he’s committed to helping children to stay safe as pedestrians.
“About 10 years ago, that’s when I began my ‘career’ as a Kerbcraft volunteer. Working with children who are 6 or 7 years old has proven to be the single most satisfying experience of my long working life.
“These children are, in the main, incredibly keen to learn. Watching them change from nervous, insecure pedestrians into confident, safety-conscious youngsters is a joy to behold and the pleasure I get, when they tell me how to cross the road safely, is truly immense. This is the ultimate test for me and shows that all of the time spent with them has been completely worthwhile.
“What we teach is a skill for life, Kerbcraft is delivered in an enjoyable, compassionate and professional manner. The children learn, not just about crossing the road, but about traffic movement, road signs, driveways, traffic islands, different types of pedestrian crossings and the importance of being patient.
“Kerbcraft is a very valuable scheme teaching really important skills!”
Local Authorities across Wales are enormously grateful to Kerbcraft volunteers like Don who give up their free time to make a vitally important contribution to child pedestrian safety in Wales.
If you would like to become involved in Kerbcraft in your area, please contact your local Road Safety Officer, contact details can be found here.