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Cycling Education with Primary School Pupils

Jörg Schäfer | 05.02.2023

How do I Behave Properly in Road Traffic?

Background Information on Cycling Training with Primary School Children:

In order to teach children how to safely ride their bicycles on public roads, the Verkehrswacht Rhein-Kreis-Neuss e.V. regularly conducts cycling trainings with primary school pupils. To support and complement this training, the K&L publishing house and the Verkehrswacht have joined forces and published a child-friendly, interactive colouring and workbook entitled “Kinder sicher im Straßenverkehr” (Children Safe in Traffic).

The book teaches third and fourth grader about the dangers of road traffic in an age-appropriate and playful way. It teaches correct behaviour and prepares for the bicycle test. The primary school pupils learn that traffic signs must be observed, when and if a bicycle is roadworthy or why it makes sense to wear a safety helmet when cycling. Moreover, they are taught the correct behaviour in the event of a traffic accident.

Project Goal of Cycling Education with Primary School Pupils:

The aim of the project was to raise enough money with the help of local businesses to hand out the interactive colouring and workbook “Kinder sicher im Straßenverkehr” (Children Safe in Traffic) free of charge to primary school children in the Neuss district. GTP Schäfer participated in this meaningful project with a donation.

Project Realisation:

On 04.07.2023, the time had come: The K&L publishing house handed over 5,530 copies of the interactive colouring and workbooks to the Verkehrswacht Rhein Kreis Neuss e.V.. In addition, the publishing house provided 280 posters with the title “Wo fahre ich richtig” (Where Do I Drive Correctly?). They are hung up in the classrooms of the primary school pupils and emphasise the important message through their daily presence. It was particularly pleasing that so much money was raised that the purchase of ten children’s bicycle helmets could also be financed. This enables the Verkehrswacht Rhein-Kreis-Neuss e.V. to equip children with new bicycle helmets. Children who, mostly for financial reasons, have no helmets, defective helmets or helmets that do not fit.

Would you like to learn more about the project? You can find more information here: (only German)