Lesson Plan

Being a Safe Pedestrian

Primary School In-Class Interactive Learning Health and PE Year 3 Year 4
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Walking has considerable benefits for health, the community, and the environment. A healthy and active lifestyle including walking to school is strongly encouraged and results in a range of positive outcomes for students, families and the community.

As students in Years 3 and 4 will soon be starting to walk more independently, it’s important they understand the risks pedestrians face and strategies for staying safe. (Note – research indicates that by age 11 or 12, a child’s ability to cross a road safely is closer to that of an adult. As a result, adult supervision remains important until the later year levels of primary school.)

In this lesson, students investigate risks for pedestrians, strategies for staying safe, and plan a safe walking route.

Curriculum Alignment

This lesson supports:

  • Describe and apply strategies that can be used in situations that make students feel uncomfortable or unsafe (VCHPEP090)
  • Identify and practise strategies to promote health, safety and wellbeing (VCHPEP091)

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