Primary School

As a child enters their primary school years, pedestrian and passenger safety as well as continued role modelling of positive road safety behaviour is key to their development as safe road users. In the later primary school years as children begin to transition to secondary school, road safety education messages begin to explore pedestrian, public transport and cycling safety as independent travellers.

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Learning areas
Primary year levels
  • Activity
  • Walking
  • Cycling
  • Passenger Safety
  • Public Transport

Street Scene (RACV)

RACV Street Scene program is a road safety program for Victorian primary school students from Prep to Grade Six.Schools can book a visit by an RACV traffic safety educator to conduct a program that best suits the local road safety needs of the

Learning areas:
  • English
  • Maths
  • The Arts
  • Health & Physical Education
Year levels:
  • Prep
  • Year 1
  • Year 2
  • Year 3
  • Year 4
  • Year 5
  • Year 6
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  • Activity
  • Walking
  • Roads, Vehicles & Traffic

Wide and narrow

Using the pictures and videos of different roads, discuss the concepts of ‘wide’and ‘narrow’.Mark out different widths of ‘roads’in the school grounds to practise crossing.Individually in turn, or in small groups, have the students cross

Learning areas:
  • Maths
  • Health & Physical Education
Year levels:
  • Prep
  • Year 1
  • Year 2
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  • Activity
  • Walking
  • Roads, Vehicles & Traffic

Safe and unsafe places to cross the road

Talk about how to decide where the safest place is to cross a road.Show students pictures and videos of different roads and ask them to identify the safest place to cross. This could also be done during a group walk. Download Hi-Res Download Hi-Res

Learning areas:
  • Health & Physical Education
Year levels:
  • Prep
  • Year 1
  • Year 2
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  • Activity
  • Walking
  • Roads, Vehicles & Traffic

Pedestrian crossings and their features

Using the videos of different types of crossings, discuss the features of each of the pedestrian crossings. Ask students to think about where the crossings might be found and if they have noticed any in the local neighbourhood. Video of pedestrians

Learning areas:
  • Health & Physical Education
Year levels:
  • Prep
  • Year 1
  • Year 2
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  • Activity

How long does it take to cross a road?

Watch the videos of pedestrians crossing different types of roads and talk about how long it takes the pedestrian to cross the road. Alternatively, students could observe pedestrians on a group walk and, using a stopwatch, time how long it takes

Learning areas:
  • Maths
  • Health & Physical Education
Year levels:
  • Year 3
  • Year 4
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  • Activity
  • Roads, Vehicles & Traffic

Road safety hazards

Explain that road safety hazards are things on or near the road that could put us at risk of being hurt.Using pictures, ask students to identify some examples of road safety hazards.Organise the class into small groups and allocate them one of the

Learning areas:
  • Health & Physical Education
Year levels:
  • Prep
  • Year 1
  • Year 2
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  • Activity
  • Cycling

Plan a ride

Using the VicRoads walking and cycling maps (https://www.vicroads.vic.gov.au/traffic-and-road-use/cycling/bicycle-route-maps), Google Maps (www.google.com.au/maps), Google Earth (earth.google.com), have students identify places in their local area

Learning areas:
  • English
  • Maths
  • Health & Physical Education
Year levels:
  • Year 5
  • Year 6
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  • Activity
  • Roads, Vehicles & Traffic

Near and far, fast and slow, towards and away

Using pictures and video of vehicles, explain the concepts of near/far, fast/slow, towards/away.Line up three or four students who are the same height. Have them stand close together to show the class that they are the same height. Next, position

Learning areas:
  • Maths
  • Health & Physical Education
Year levels:
  • Prep
  • Year 1
  • Year 2
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  • Activity
  • Cycling

Design the perfect bike helmet

Use pictures of different helmets to discuss safety standards around helmets. If possible, have a few examples of helmets to inspect, which could be brought to the class by students.Have students design and make a prototype of their ideal

Learning areas:
  • English
  • Science
  • The Arts
  • Technology
Year levels:
  • Year 3
  • Year 4
  • Year 5
  • Year 6
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  • Activity
  • Walking

Profiling the responsible pedestrian

Brainstorm what is meant by ‘acting responsibly’when walking.Remind the class that pedestrians are one of many different types of road users. Sometimes the actions of pedestrians affect the safety of other road users.Invite the class to look at

Learning areas:
  • Health & Physical Education
Year levels:
  • Year 3
  • Year 4
  • Year 5
  • Year 6
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