SDERA for Education and Promotion

Lindi Harding
St Augustine's School

12 months ago we started providing SDERA family resources to families in the lead up to an Active Travel Event. It was effective in increasing engagement in our events (the data doesn't lie, check out our previous story), so it is now part of regular programming whenever we have an Active Travel Event at our school.

While browsing SDERA's website I found a list of family resource sheets related to road safety education for Primary School students. In the week leading up to an active travel event, I send a selection of these to our teaching staff who publish them to parents on our classwork communication app SeeSaw, along with the promotional posters for the event.

The SDERA webpage looks like this:

To make it easy to replicate, I have selected resource sheets relevant to each of our Active Travel events and saved them into folders on my laptop. Last year for National Ride 2 School day we used the exact same package. The beauty of this process is that the content remains fresh as last year's Pre-Primary families will now receive the Year 1 resource sheet and so on all the way to Year 6.

I popped the selection of resources into an email to Ms Khose who was able to send each resource to the correct class families using SeeSaw (luckily she now has access to all classes as she is a Specialist Art Teacher this year). This is an improvement on last year as we were relying on each class teacher to action the request individually which was hit and miss (but was actually handy for a little bit of A / B testing!).

I hope that this improved approach will lead to even further increased participation in National Ride to School Day this year and that families are able to feel more self-assured in learning bike skills and bike safety as a whole.

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James (Your Move)

It is a timely reminder of this excellent approach you have pioneered Lindi - thanks for sharing this update on how you get the SDERA resources out to families. You have earned 60 points for using these resources this term and 20 point for you detailed explanation of how to do it. I'm glad to hear that it was much easier second time around.

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