It’s super important to be super safe when actively travelling, and that’s exactly the message our AST Crew gives kids through our new Road Safety assembly performance.
According to Vic Health, “parental fear has been identified as a potentially critical barrier to children’s ability to travel and play independently and may act to restrict children’s physical activity”. Providing kids with road safety skills is a vital step in preparing them and their families to actively travel to school.
Through the Road Safety assembly performance, the AST Crew covers the importance of being safe when walking on footpaths, looking out for vehicles on driveways, roadworks and construction sites, and also walking through carparks. They cover the key concepts of:
- STOP – When you reach a road (or driveway)
- LOOK - Right, look left, look right again
- LISTEN – Can you hear anything?
- THINK – Is it safe to cross?
AND make sure you keep looking as you cross the road.
It’s also important to have the right safety gear when riding or scootering to school, and to use your bell to warm pedestrians. And remember, being super safe also means putting the phone away and unplugging from earphones to be fully aware of your surroundings.