Primary school children from five to seven are now able to tap into free road safety sessions in Cumbria.

Promoting safe journeys, Pyjama Drama Learning is providing a series of immersive and interactive workshops.

These workshops are the brainchild of Sarah Watt, owner of Pyjama Drama Cumbria, who is delivering the free sessions to Key Stage 1 (KS1) children throughout the county, courtesy of funding from both Cumberland Council and Westmorland and Furness Council.

Ms Watt said: "Ensuring the safety of our youngest community members is a collective community responsibility that extends beyond the classroom.

"This innovative approach ensures the workshops are a convenient and invaluable addition to the students' overall learning experiences, leaving a lasting impact on their understanding of road safety.

“By investing in the safety education of our Key Stage 1 children, we contribute to a safer and more informed generation.”

News and Star: Children taking part in a workshop with SarahChildren taking part in a workshop with Sarah (Image: Sarah Watt)

Using storytelling, pretend play, and floor graphics, Ms Watt has developed a programme that delights children's imagination, making learning entertaining.

Among the topics covered in the workshops, which each run for 50 minutes, are essential tips like the Green Cross Code.

Teachers are also handed printable resources to complement workshop content.

So far, the programme has already had a positive impact in communities throughout Cumbria.

Tebay Primary School, located adjacent to a bustling main road, said the assistance of Pyjama Drama has echoed the road safety message throughout the whole community.

Tracy Morland, the school's administrator, said: "We have a great relationship with Sarah Watt from Pyjama Drama.

"She comes in to school to deliver invaluable road safety talks/workshops to children across our school.

"She makes the sessions age appropriate and engages all the children in the sessions.

"The children really do get the message about road dangers/safety because of the way Sarah delivers the sessions."

Plumpton School experienced a similar positive outcome from the workshop.

Teacher Helen Sanderson stated: "The session was fabulous.

"It was informative and interactive.

"Sarah engaged all the children and taught them all about the importance of road safety."

With limited spaces available, KS1 teachers or Head Teachers interested in arranging a workshop are encouraged to contact Ms Watt via email at or call her directly on 01228 933345.