6PS have been learning about 'Smombies' - smart phone zombies.

Pedestrians, cyclists and drivers glued to smartphones are putting their own and other road users lives at risk. 

Here are some statistics:

A recent poll by the AA found that :

70% of drivers often see pedestrians distracted by their smartphone, step into the road.

66% of drivers often see pedestrians wearing headphones, step into the road.

There were 446 pedestrian deaths in 2014 due to 'lack of attention'


We tried a task of creating a paper aeroplane whilst walking, giving each other feedback on how our walking was different whilst we were distracted.


After designing a 'Smombie' we concluded some key elements of what they may look like were:

-wearing headphones


-almost human like

-strange walk

-bags under eyes


Key things to notice in their actions may be:

-acting like video game characters

-like a slave to their phone

-no interaction with others


Finally, we completed a driving game designed by the DVLA on ipads, identifying how much concentration was required when driivng to spot pedestrians. 


In conclusion, we recognise the importance of both drivers and pedestrians in remaining focused and not distracted by smart phones and other devices - take note!


Add new comment

Filtered HTML

  • Twitter-style @usernames are linked to their Twitter account pages.
  • Twitter-style #hashtags are linked to https://twitter.com.
  • Web page addresses and e-mail addresses turn into links automatically.
  • Lines and paragraphs break automatically.
Refresh Type the characters you see in this picture. Type the characters you see in the picture; if you can't read them, submit the form and a new image will be generated. Not case sensitive.  Switch to audio verification.

Class posts

Class 6PO
9 March 2018 - 3:32pm
This week we have learnt about the Ancient Mayan religious and belief systems-including the gory human sacrifice.  We created our own...
Class 6PO
5 February 2018 - 3:44pm
Last week in English we were describing our own characters based on our story about Love and the Beast. We were trying to include metaphors and...
Class 6PO
19 January 2018 - 3:42pm
Year 6 have been taking part in a cycling profiency this term and the remaining children developing their dodge ball skills, working as a team and...
Class 6PO
5 January 2018 - 2:24pm
Today 6PO began to read a new text, the prologue to Beauty and the Beast . In it, love and death are introduced as two sisters who are observing...
Class 6PO
20 October 2017 - 1:55pm
  This week in science/topic we have focused on the great outdoors and accumulated results of a tree survey from home along with our...
Class 6PO
22 September 2017 - 2:54pm
This week in 6PO we had a special yoga lesson with Mr Sharpe who taught us s strengthening sun salutation B. We also attempted the crow position...
Class 6PO
15 September 2017 - 1:15pm
Music In music we’ve been learning about African drums using different parts of our hands to make different pitches for the harvest...