Knowing how important tyres are for our safety is a vital life lesson and one school children will soon be learning thanks to a new educational programme.
Tyre Education for Schools (TEFOR) has been created by David Bavaird, director of Scrap Tyre Exchange and is designed to teach youngsters how tyres work, the importance of tyre safety and the benefits of tyre recycling.
It is targeted at 10 and 11 year olds and aims to make them more aware of science, safety and recycling issues relating to tyres through a series of pre-prepared teaching materials and lesson plans.
Mr Bavaird, who developed the idea with fellow North Shields education specialists Learning Days, launched TEFORS at Battle Hill Primary School in North Tyneside this week.
He said: “I’m passionate about the TEFORS programme which will ignite further understanding, awareness and interest with tomorrow’s drivers today.
Head teacher at Battle Hill Primary School is Kevin Arthur he said: “As a school dedicated to applying real-life issues to the core curriculum, we know the pupils will receive lots back from this scheme.”
The Scrap Tyre Exchange was founded by Mr Bavaird who has over 12 years experience working in the scrap tyre industry with board responsibility for the collection and re processing of over 100 million tyres during this period.
Denna Bowman, Operations Team