Year 5/6 students watched a video clip showing them how to correctly fit their bike helmets. This included the straps, the dial at the back, and position of helmet on the head.
The students then participated in a "think, pair, share" exercise of excuses they thought children would give in trying not to wear a helmet. They suggested complaints of a wet helmet, the helmet is too babyish, friend doesn’t wear a helmet and it messes my hair.
They then discussed how they could overcome these types of excuses. E.g. Keep your helmet with your school bag so that it doesn’t get wet.
The students were then given two stickers each and directed to choose what they felt was the best way for bike injuries to be reduced.
Once they all had a turn, they orally justified their choices, exposing how they thought their choice would lessen injuries.
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