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
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  • Activity

Touring Victoria by public transport

Students create a tour pack for a day trip for a family of four who are visiting Victoria and wish to travel by public transport. Students use public transport sites to develop an itinerary that includes a visit to their local area. Download Touring

Learning areas:
  • English
  • Maths
Year levels:
  • Year 5
  • Year 6
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  • Activity
  • Public Transport

Making a public transport difference

Students determine what changes they would like to see in public transport. They research who is responsible for that particular area, how decisions are made and how would they make a difference. Students also review safety information from public

Learning areas:
  • English
  • Civics and Citizenship
Year levels:
  • Year 5
  • Year 6
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  • Activity
  • Public Transport

The science of friction and train and tram safety

Students explore the science and safety reasons for using sand for braking for trains and trams, linking students’experiences with forces and friction and extending to other examples. Download The science of friction and train and tram safety

Learning areas:
  • Science
Year levels:
  • Year 3
  • Year 4
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  • Activity
  • Public Transport

Public transport and sustainability

Students design and pitch ideas for an app that informs users of the cost associated with various forms of transport. The app’s aim is to give an indicator of the financial and environmental cost of different forms of transport to travel to the

Learning areas:
  • Digital Technologies
Year levels:
  • Year 5
  • Year 6
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  • Activity
  • Public Transport

Being a Good Commuter

Students consider different examples of social behaviour on public transport, such as not putting feet on seats, leaving access to doors, taking off backpacks when standing, offering your seat, not talking loudly, and explore the impacts of these

Learning areas:
  • English
Year levels:
  • Prep
  • Year 1
  • Year 2
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  • Activity
  • Public Transport

Creating a public transport campaign

Students identify and research a public transport safety issue. Using recent campaigns as models, they consider elements such as visual, emotive and figurative language, similes, humour, catchy music and themes and determine the key

Learning areas:
  • English
  • The Arts
Year levels:
  • Year 6
  • Year 7
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  • Activity
  • Public Transport

Being safe on public transport and understanding commuters with special needs

Students focus on how commuters can safely travel on public transport and investigate the challenges involved in getting on and off transport for users with additional needs, for example commuters in wheelchairs. They identify the specific needs and

Learning areas:
  • Design and Technology
Year levels:
  • Year 5
  • Year 6
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  • 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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