Helmets that save lives!
Today in assembly, I showed the children a television clip of “This Morning”, that featured Mark Smith, a man whose son was tragically hit by a van whilst riding his bike and ended up in a deep coma.
What was interesting about his son, Ryan, was that he didn’t want to wear a helmet because he didn’t want to spoil his hair and he didn’t think it was cool.
As a result of this tragic accident, Mark Smith has worked tirelessly to raise money to buy helmets for school children so that the same tragic outcome doesn’t happen to another family and we were lucky enough to receive 40 helmets this week. This meant we were able to, potentially, save the lives of all of the children in Class 4 and 5.
The children were thrilled to receive their helmets and they promised to wear them when on their bikes and scooters. But we need your commitment too. Please can we ask parents to encourage, in fact force, your children to wear their new helmets. It might just save their life.
Please watch the short video of Mark Smith (link below) and I’m sure you won’t think twice about letting your child out on their bike without a helmet ever again.
Link to video: https://youtu.be/Qe7_yQORQBo