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
  • 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
  • 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 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 Download

Learning areas:
  • 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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  • Activity
  • Passenger Safety
  • Roads, Vehicles & Traffic

Click Clack story book

Click Clack follows the adventures of a group of children as their imaginations take them on fun filled journeys in rocket ships, on camels and rollercoasters all while in the comfort of their child restraints and booster seats. It’s suitable for

Learning areas:
  • English
  • The Humanities
  • Health & Physical Education
Year levels:
  • Early Learner
  • Prep
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  • Activity
  • Public Transport

Plan a trip on public transport

Have students develop a plan to travel to a selected destination using public transport. This could be for a school excursion or a trip from home.Students should investigate the public transport options (in terms of routes, times and costs) and plan

Learning areas:
  • English
  • Maths
Year levels:
  • Year 5
  • Year 6
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  • Activity
  • Walking

Organisations that promote walking and pedestrian safety

Have students do online research into two Australian organisations that encourage walking and acknowledge pedestrian safety.Direct students to find:Details of the organisation, such as membership, aims and objectivesSpecific issues being addressed

Learning areas:
  • English
  • Health & Physical Education
Year levels:
  • Year 3
  • Year 4
  • Year 5
  • Year 6
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  • Activity
  • Public Transport

Beliefs about public transport

In small groups, have students develop and conduct a survey about public transport use.The survey should investigate attitudes to using public transport, as well as travel-related behaviours and their consequences. Possible elements to include in

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

Can drivers see me?

Have students measure their height and compare it to the height of the bonnet, boot and window of a car. They could measure their car at home or a car at school, if possible.Compare the height of the bonnet, boot and window of different cars e.g.

Learning areas:
  • Maths
Year levels:
  • Year 3
  • Year 4
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