Shining a light on road safety


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A recent fatality at a neighbouring school motivated Oakwood Primary School P&C to launch pop-up safety checks in a bid to take road safety seriously in their school community.

“The school community has been shocked,” said Oakwood Primary School P&C leader Jeremy Anderberg regarding the incident. “We started brainstorming ideas around promoting road safety awareness.”

This initiative won Oakwood Primary School a road safety excursion at Constable Care Safety School to celebrate National Road Safety Week.

Together with parent and student volunteers, as well as a St John WA paramedic, the school organised a pop-up road safety check during the morning school run. Parents and students who exhibited road safe behaviours were rewarded with raffle tickets and stickers.

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This creative initiative won the school an all-expenses-paid trip to Constable Care Safety School. Year 5 students visited the excursion facility this week to practice bike, road and pedestrian safety in the interactive model town.

Majella Catholic Primary School and Woodvale Primary School also won an excursion to Constable Care Safety School.

“Constable Care Safety School allows children to take road safety learning out of the classroom on onto the streets, albeit in a safe, controlled environment,” said Constable Care Child Safety Foundation CEO David Gribble. “This kind of practical learning at an early age is essential if we are going to reduce road trauma for children in Western Australia.”

Woodvale Primary School students attend Constable Care Safety School during National Road Safety Week.

For more information on Constable Care Safety School click here.