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.