Youngsters have been receiving tips on how to stay safe during the winter months.
Children at primary schools in the borough are receiving advice on how to stay safe when outdoors at this time of year.
Pupils are taught about staying visible during the darker nights and how to ride bikes and scooters safely while a new addition is education sessions involving one of North Tyneside Council’s gritting vehicles.
The sessions – run through a partnership involving Sustrans and the council’s environmental services team – explain the importance of staying clear of the vehicles, as the cabin height means they will not always be visible to the driver.
Coun Ian Grayson, cabinet member for children, young people and learning, said: “I’m delighted the council is working in partnership to teach children how to keep safe because one child hurt on the road is one too many.
“Using the gritter with its bright colours and flashing lights is an excellent and fun way to provide this advice.”
The first session was held at Whitehouse Primary School in North Shields for around 90 children, from the reception class as well as Years 1 and 2.