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

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

Bike Education

Bike Ed is delivered in schools and community settings. The program helps children aged 9 to 13 years develop the skills they need to ride safely and independently on roads and paths.About Bike EdThe program involves a mix of practical activities

Year levels:
  • Year 5
  • Year 6
  • Year 7
  • Year 8
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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
  • Walking
  • Roads, Vehicles & Traffic

That's the Sound the Street Makes story book

That’s the Sound the Street Makes follows the story of Ella on her journey to school with her sniffling Dad as she reminds him how to be a responsible and safe pedestrian. It’s suitable for children aged four to eight years. That’s the Sound

Learning areas:
  • English
  • The Humanities
  • Health & Physical Education
Year levels:
  • Early Learner
  • Prep
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  • Activity
  • Walking
  • Cycling
  • Roads, Vehicles & Traffic

Road Safety Education - play mat

The road safety education play mat has been designed to complement the Starting Out Safely resources. We engaged Gowrie Victoria(External link) to develop an educator and family resource guide, with references to the Victorian Early Years Learning

Year levels:
  • Early Learner
  • Prep
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  • Activity
  • Passenger Safety
  • Roads, Vehicles & Traffic

Click Clack - smart phone/tablet App

Click Clack apps add narration and bring the characters to life with sounds and animation. The tablet versions have bonus games to further learning about road safety.Click Clack shows the adventures of a group of children as their imaginations take

Learning areas:
  • English
  • The Humanities
  • Health & Physical Education
Year levels:
  • Early Learner
  • Prep
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  • Activity
  • Walking
  • Roads, Vehicles & Traffic

That's the Sound the Street Makes - smart phone/tablet App

The apps add narration and bring the characters to life with sounds and animation. The tablet versions have bonus games to further learning about road safety.That’s the Sound the Street Makes follows the story of Ella on her journey to school with

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

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

Year levels:
  • Prep
  • Year 1
  • Year 2
  • Year 3
  • Year 4
  • Year 5
  • Year 6
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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 3
  • Year 4
  • 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. Discussion questions What should a

Learning areas:
  • Health & Physical Education
Year levels:
  • Early Learner
  • Year 1
  • Year 2
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