Safe to School

About the Safe to School project

In 2020, Central Grampians Local Learning and Employment Network (Central Grampians LLEN) successfully applied for funding through the VicRoads Community Road Safety Grant 2020/2021 Safe to School program.

The funding is designed to help address issues of safety around pick up and drop off times, create safe routes to school and encourage active transport to and from school. Most importantly, it acknowledges that road safety is a shared responsibility of the whole community.

Ararat West, St Mary’s and Ararat 800 primary schools were engaged to participate in the project. This involved developing a resource that could be used across all primary schools in the region and shared with the wider community, to promote safe travel to school. Messages for the resource were informed by students’ experiences of travelling to school, teacher input and a workshop delivered by Victoria Police at each of the schools involved.

The animations:

Rider Safety: St Mary’s Primary School

In this video, we see students travelling to school riding their bikes, scooters and skateboards. They have some very handy hints for a teacher who doesn’t quite know what to do!

 

Pedestrian Safety: Ararat 800 Primary School

In this video, we see students walking to school. As you watch, think about some of the things you need to be aware of when you’re walking near roads or driveways.

Passenger Safety: Ararat West Primary School

In this video, we see students going to school on the bus and in the car. What behaviours do you see that may make it difficult for the drivers to concentrate?

Behind the scenes: