Enabling Children to Grow in a Healthy and Safe Environment
Ms. Li, Lead Teacher of Grade 2 at Foshan Jinben Primary School. During her 20 years of teaching, Li has always paid special attention to the quality education of children besides textbook-based instructions. She had a fully participation to the Total RST Camp in Foshan, gaining new insights into road safety education for children.
Smiles on Children’s Faces are the Best Reward
Total launched the RST Camp in China in 2011, aiming to help foster a culture of road safety and raise safety awareness among children and their parents. The program has now been running for seven successive years.
Foshan is one of several key cities that the program has entered. At Jinben Primary School where Li works, Total built a Road Safety Knowledge Refilling Station . To Ms. Li, Total is now an old friend. The RST Camp includes a range of vivid and interesting sessions, including a “Road Safety Classroom”, “Safety Knowledge Richman” and “Paul’s Fantasy Safety Seat”. “Children are learning about safety through games by dressing up and playing the role of a car, a traffic police officer or a pedestrian to simulate the real situation on the road. Their smiles are unforgettable,” Ms. Li recalls, adding that she is impressed by Total’s attentiveness and sense of responsibility for children’s safety.
To make such a fun learning program available to more children, Total has organized RST Camp activities including more than 110 training sessions in 17 cities across China over the past seven years. More than 7,300 children have received the training and over 8,800 copies of a special designed road safety brochure have been distributed through the program.
Subtle Changes Among the Children
As a professional teacher, Ms. Li keeps in touch with her students’ parents and closely follows the children’s growth. She has received quite some positive feedbacks from the parents about Total RST Camp.
For example, the children study the road safety textbook even at home; And when they pass through a crossroad, they will recall and repeat the mantra – “Green Light, Go; Red Light, Stop; Yellow Light, Wait”. All these behaviors are sound proofs that they have used what they have learnt during the RST campaign into their real lives.
Listening to parents’ talk about the changes in their kids has become one of the greatest pleasures for Ms. Li since she began taking part in the training program. She has also passed on her excitement about Total’s RST program to her colleagues.
Edutainment is the Most Effective Way of Teaching
In the past, Ms. Li had been exposed to traditional textbook-based teaching methods, which are neither interesting nor interaction for kids. But Total RST Camp has offered her an entirely new experience – Ms. Li has realized rigorous teaching and edutainment can be achieved at the same time. The kids can really benefit from education which stimulates their interest, making them truly fond of learning. Ms. Li says she holds what Total has done to foster children’s safety awareness in high regard, and wants the Total RST program to become available in as many schools as possible. She is more than willing to work alongside Total to promote kids’ road safety education, enabling more children to grow in a healthy, safe environment.
“Children are learning about safety through games by dressing up and playing the role of a car, a traffic police officer or a pedestrian to simulate the real situation on the road. Their smiles are unforgettable.”
Ms. Li, Lead Teacher of Grade 2 at Foshan Jinben Primary School. Responsible for Chinese teaching and moral education. Number of students: 45