White Gum Valley students have been learning about road safety in a number of exciting ways.
Students from Pre-primary to Year 2 were recently visited by the RAC, where they took part in activities based on crossing the road safely, and learnt about the role of traffic lights.
The interactive activities were a hit. “I liked the mat we used to show how a crosswalk works,” a student explained.
The messages also clearly resonated. “It is important to look both ways before crossing a road”, a student described. “The traffic lights are like the traffic lights we use for getting food from the canteen,” said another.
The incursion was a perfect preparation for another initiative by the school. Pre-primary students have just received a brand-new set of trikes and helmets.
A parent assisted with building the new trikes, with students watching on to learn how the machines are constructed.
To maximise real-world learning with the trikes, the school is establishing a road course to practise simple road rules.
“These activities will then give students a sound grounding as they get older and move onto bike riding as a leisure activity and as a means of getting to and from school,” said Principal Glenn Rondoni.
This story is related to RAC Little Legends Incursion / Around the Roads Program
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