MOBILITY AND TRANSPORT
European Road Safety Charter
good practice

Good practice submission

What problem did you address/are you addressing? 
We are aiming to teach primary school children in Poland CPR and first aid, which significantly increases road safety and accident prevention. Our CPR for Schools Programme is open to all primary schools in the country. Primary school children learn how to behave in situations such as traffic accidents. Last year, we decided to focus on road safety more than in the previous years and have provided primary school children with reflective badges & provided teachers with teaching aids focused on road safety.
SHARE WITH US YOUR OBJECTIVES: 
teaching CPR to primary school children
raising awareness of road safety
promoting usage of reflective badges
teaching children appropriate responses to dangerous situations such as accidents
LIST THE ACTIONS YOU CARRIED/ARE CARRYING OUT: 
Date 
Tuesday, 8 March, 2016 to Wednesday, 1 June, 2016
Name of action 

Nationwide Competition For Schools - CPR 
Competition open to all primary schools active in our CPR for Schools Programme. The competition focuses on promoting CPR and first aid knowledge among primary school children in Poland. What is more, we are promoting knowledge pertaining to road safety - whom to call, how to behave on the site of an accident, and what to include in a first aid kit. 

Date 
Monday, 27 February, 2017 to Saturday, 1 July, 2017
Name of action 

Nationwide Competition For Schools - CPR 
Competition open to all primary schools active in our CPR for Schools Programme. The competition focuses on promoting CPR and first aid knowledge among primary school children in Poland. What is more, we are promoting knowledge pertaining to road safety - whom to call, how to behave on the site of an accident, and what to include in a first aid kit. 

Date 
Thursday, 16 October, 2014
Name of action 

CPR record attempt held in aid of European Restart a Heart Day. 
67 396 participants took part in the nationwide attempt to break the record at simultaneous resuscitation. The events were held in 675 institutions, and many of them showcased road safety precautions. 

Date 
Friday, 16 October, 2015
Name of action 

CPR record attempt held in aid of European Restart a Heart Day. 
92 049 participants took part in the nationwide attempt to set a new record of simultaneous CPR. There were events held in 980 institutions. We have managed to break the record, promoting CPR knowledge and first aid awareness in the entire country. 

Date 
Monday, 17 October, 2016
Name of action 

Attempt at the largest CPR lesson in the world held in aid of European Restart a Heart Day. 
We attempted to set a new record at holding the largest CPR lesson in the world. There were  85 000 participants learning & teaching CPR simultaneously in Poland. Yet again, this action served to promote CPR & first aid knowledge among the Polish society. 

Date 
Friday, 26 June, 2015
Name of action 

903 primary schools received teaching aids focused on road safety - special "telescopes" which allow children to see for themselves how visible they are with and without reflective badges. Schools received reflective badges for pupils. 

Date 
Thursday, 26 June, 2014
Name of action 

200.000 first aid kits have been sent to schools - to be distributed to children active in our CPR for Schools Programme. First Aid Kits were fully equipped and can be used in vehicles, for example. 

How many people did you reach/have you reached? 
Describe the characteristics of your target audience 
Our target audience is primary school children - we teach them CPR via their teachers. First, we provide free CPR training for primary school children, who in turn conduct lesson for children aged 6-9 years. We provide teachers with lesson plans & teaching aids, making sure that the lessons are fun, engaging, and instructive. Children are natural learners and can be taught even complex matters, provided that they learn through play and practical tasks. The teaching aids and materials are provided to schools free of charge.
DID/DO YOU HAVE AN EXTERNAL PROVIDER TO IMPLEMENT YOUR ACTIVITIES? 
external Evaluation 
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Name of external evaluator 
teachers active in our CPR for Schools for Schools Programme
How did you disseminate/are you disseminating results? 
We publish the results of our activities on our website and notify local and national media outlets.
How did you evaluate/are you evaluating the success of your action? 
We use a variety of methods to check if the action is implemented by primary schools - teachers are obliged to send us their lesson plans and reports in order to receive teaching aids and materials for children. We hold competitions and other events in order to evaluate which schools are most active as well as try to be in touch with teachers and school boards.
Who carried/carries out the evaluation activities? 
Internal evaluation
PLEASE LIST THE INDICATORS YOU USE TO MEASURE SUCCESS 
the amount of children who participate in our programme
the requests from school districts for teacher training
PLEASE DESCRIBE THE EVALUATION TOOLS YOU USE I.E. SURVEYS, INTERVIEWS, FOCUS GROUPS, ETC. 
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