St. Lawrence Rehabilitation Center, the lead organization of Mercer County Safe Kids, and FedEx Express sponsored Safe Kids Walk this Way Program on Wednesday, October 4, 2017 at Lawrence Intermediate School. The program is part of International Walk to School Day and the purpose of the event is to educate children, parents and teachers about pedestrian safety. It focused on how to walk to and from school safely and how to assess the walking conditions surrounding the school and identify hazardous conditions. Students were also able to sit in the driver’s seat of the FedEx vehicles so they could see first- hand how difficult it may be to see a child in front of the truck.
Participants included FedEx Express, St. Lawrence Rehabilitation Center, Greater Mercer TMA, the Lawrenceville Police Department, Trenton Thunder and Sustainable Lawrence.
Following this program, the teachers and students will present their findings to the Lawrence Town Council.
Bicycle Safety Rodeo and Safe Kids Day-Free Helmet and Bike Inspection
St. Lawrence Rehabilitation Center will host its annual Bicycle Safety Rodeo and Safe Kids Day on Saturday, May 12, 2018 from 9:00am until 1:00pm (Rain or Shine). The purpose of the event is to provide children ages 3-12 and their families with an opportunity to learn about safety and prevention while participating in sports and other recreational activities.
St. Lawrence Rehabilitation Center will also give away a limited number of Personal Flotation Devices for children up to 90 pounds. There will be many interactive safety games and exhibits, including the Trenton Thunder moon bounce, and a visit by Thunder mascot, Boomer!