British Council combines English class with traffic safety lessons

The British Council and the Asia Injury Prevention (AIP) Foundation will bring traffic safety education to forty of their English summer school students in Ho Chi Minh City on June 14.

The British Council and the Asia Injury Prevention (AIP) Foundation will bring traffic safety education to forty of their English summer school students in Ho Chi Minh City on June 14.

The Asia Injury Prevention Foundation gives helmets to pupils of the Tran Hung Dao Primary School in HCMC. The foundation often provide training and helmet to Vietnamese young people to prevent injuries in heads (Photo: Nguoi Lao Dong)
The Asia Injury Prevention Foundation gives helmets  to pupils of the Tran Hung Dao Primary School in HCMC. The foundation  often provide training and helmet to Vietnamese young people to prevent injuries in heads (Photo: Nguoi Lao Dong)

Students from age 12 to 15 participated this morning, with a second group of students aged 8 to 11 scheduled to receive a similar program on June 28.

Activities included a helmet use and road safety behaviour presented by the AIP Foundation staff, a question and answer session with traffic signs, and activities for students to communicate their new skills.

Students demonstrated to the group the safety importance of helmets, seatbelts, zebra crossings and rumble strips through skits and interactive sessions with AIP Foundation staff.

It was an opportunity to combine learning English and road safety – two skills that are essential for young people in Vietnam.

“Traffic safety education is essential to keeping Vietnam’s youth safe and smart, and ensures that they will be a responsible generation of road users,” said Alison Ball, Director of the British Council HCMC.

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