Constable Care Safety School - A Fabulous Excursion!

Julia Calvert
Winterfold Primary School

I have never been to the Constable Care Safety School, or seen it or even driven past it, so this was a whole new experience for me. I was interested in seeing what it was all about - and I wasn't disappointed!

Although it was a ridiculously, steaming, hot day the students in Room 8 & 9 had a sensational time. Firstly, we listened to a talk (thankfully in an air conditioned room) about what we need to check on our bikes before riding them and how to properly fit a helmet. Then we split into two groups.

One group got to ride the bikes around the schools mini town ensuring they were paying attention to pedestrian crossings, traffic lights, rail crossings, roundabouts, stop signs and give way places.

The second group used iPads to do some interactive activities focused around public transport and road safety.

We had some morning tea then swapped over activities. Finally, we ended the day with a talk about passenger safety. It surprised quite a number of students to discover that if they are less than 145cm tall they should be in a child seat!

Despite the heat, the students had a sensational day out and thoroughly enjoyed the activities. I can now absolutely recommend this excursion to all schools and we will be looking at sending more classes next year.

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Good to see you enjoyed the experience, Julia. I can only concur with all your comments. It is a great set up with some switched-on presenters!

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James (Your Move)

Hi again Julia. What a, as you say, sensational way to finish off the year (I think 'sensational' will be my adjective of the week 😊). I can't believe it was your first time to see the facility - I'm glad you made it. It sounds like you had as much fun as the kids! You have all earned 50 points for doing this excursion and another 20 points, Julia, for your wonderful story details. Have a great break and "see" you in 2022 if not before 😎.

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