Road Safety in Schools
Young people aged 18-25 years are about three times more likely to be killed in a car crash than older more experienced drivers - one way to change this is to provide relevant road safety education for schools.
The TAC has developed a range of school resources which can be taught alongside the core road safety school program – Traffic Safety Essentials, a program aimed at VELS 6 and VCE. Download Traffic Safety Essentials in PDF (2.16MB) or visit our Traffic Safety Essentials webpage.
Student Writing/Art and Design Competition
This year, in 2013, we are extending our student writing competition to include an art and design section where students can create their entry around the TAC resources and the theme of road safety.
We have put together a range of secondary school resources aimed at VELS (Victorian Essential Learning Standards) Level 6 and VCE (Victorian Certificate of Education). These secondary resources compliment the core material for each subject and we have tailored a specific program for each of these subjects:
Connecting the Dots is a short film adapted from an ABC Australian Story edition. It shows the tragic chain of events that affected families and a community after a road crash involving a group of young men killed one of the passengers. Curriculum resources for VCE Legal studies and VELS 6 English are available to support the use of Connecting the Dots in schools.
Preview Connecting the Dots here:
RAW is an innovative curriculum resource for use in Years 7 to 8 Health and Physical Education. RAW has been created to support both VELS Level 5 and Australian Curriculum learning outcomes. Throughout the unit, students will explore the concepts of being healthy, risk taking, peer group pressure and safety. Curriculum materials for VELS 5 Health and Physical Education have been developed to support the use of RAW in schools.
Muck up Day is a short film about a young learner driver who crashed at high speed after drinking at his much up day party. One friend was killed, another seriously injured as well as the driver being seriously injured. He was jailed for culpable driving. The film is from the perspective of the driver the family and friends of the boy who died and others affected by the crash. Muck Up Day supports the VELS 6 English and VELS 6 Civics and VCE Health and VCE Legal Studies subject areas above.
This is available on DVD from the TAC. Email us for a copy or call us on 1300 654 329 (local call)
1800 332 556 (toll-free outside the Melbourne metropolitan area).
Make a Film. Make a Difference (MAFMAD) films have been created by young people for young people. Many of the two minute MAFMAD films are now used to support the VELS 6 English, Civics and Health and VCE Legal Studies and Health subject areas above.
MAFMAD films are available on Youtube or the MAFMAD website. You can email us or call us on 1300 654 329 (local call) 1800 332 556 (toll-free outside the Melbourne metropolitan area.
Primary school resources
- Kids on the Move is the core traffic safety education resource for primary schools. It focuses on children at VELS Levels 1 and 2 when they are commencing school and establishing learning patterns, and at VELS Levels 4 and 5 when they transition to secondary school.
- Kids on the Move provide a variety of activities for the classroom and for exploring the traffic environment to allow students to gain important practical experience. It promotes learning at home by engaging parents/carers in teaching their children to become safer road users.
- This core resource was developed by the TAC together with other the traffic safety education partner agencies – VicRoads, Victoria Police, Department of Education and Early Childhood Development (DEECD), Royal Automobile Club of Victoria (RACV), Department of Transport, Metlink and the Department of Justice. The partner agencies provide a range of quality enrichment programs and resources to support this core resource in schools.
- Schools can obtain more detailed information from the DEECD Kids on the Move webpage.