EASST Road Safety Education Pack gets official launch in Moldova
On 14 December, the Automobile Club of Moldova (ACM) organised a launch event for the EASST Road Safety Education Pack in Chisinau. Forty-five teachers from the Ştefan cel Mare and Alexandru Ioan Cuza Lyceums in the Moldovan capital were trained on how to use the Education Pack to teach road safety to children in kindergartens and schools.
The EASST Road Safety Education Pack has been translated and adapted by the ACM and ProtectMD Foundation to give it the look and feel of a local resource relevant to the issues and challenges children in Chisinau face on the road.
The launch follows a breakthrough earlier this year when the Education Pack was approved by the Ministry of Education, Culture and Research to be introduced into the National Curriculum in Moldova as a didactic support guide for teachers and educators within the Personal Development Discipline.
Starting from January 2019, the ACM will begin training teachers in over 50 educational institutions across Moldova, presenting the Education Pack and running pilot road safety lessons.
The Pack is an educational tool to support road safety teaching in both formal and non-formal settings for preschool and school-age education. It provides resources to teach children and young people the core messages and knowledge they need to keep safe on the road.
The key principles underlying all the activities in the EASST Road Safety Education pack are:
- Awareness of traffic and its dangers.
- Good behaviour around roads.
- Making safe choices to keep you and others safe.
The Education Pack includes a diverse range of activities including stories, art, drama, surveys, research projects, practical exercises, and group discussions. Divided into three sections targeted at under 6s, 6-11 year olds and 12-14 year olds, the pack includes age-appropriate content based on the principle of active learning and student enquiry.
The Automobile Club of Moldova would like to thank the Road Safety Ambassador of the Republic of Moldova – Andrian Candu, the Ministry of Education, Culture and Research of the Republic of Moldova and National Patrolling Inspectorate for the support provided to introducing the Pack in the National Didactic & Curriculum System.
The launch and publication of the Road Safety Education Pack in the Republic of Moldova was funded by the British Embassy in Chisinau. The content of this publication is the sole responsibility of the author and does not necessarily reflect the views of the British Government.