Stu­dents lap up road safety skills

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WIT­NESS­ING a car ac­ci­dent was the cat­a­lyst for Or­ange Grove Pri­mary School’s re­cent trip to the new Con­sta­ble Care Safety School.

Stu­dents from years 3 to 6 vis­ited the safety school in May­lands, which teaches chil­dren road safety skills in a re­al­is­tic ur­ban en­vi­ron­ment.

It is said to be WA’s most ex­cit­ing out­door pri­mary school ex­cur­sion des­ti­na­tion.

Teacher Julie Reed said some of the stu­dents saw a class­mate get hit by a car ear­lier this year, which prompted their visit.

“It re­ally freaked the stu­dents out, that was our in­sti­ga­tor for com­ing here to learn road safety,” she said.

“They’ve seen first-hand how ac­ci­dents can hap­pen in a blink of an eye, so it’s im­por­tant they learn to not get dis­tracted.”

While one group of stu­dents learnt how to nav­i­gate the roads on bi­cy­cles, another group acted as pedes­tri­ans.

They learnt to safely in­ter­act with haz­ards such as on­com­ing cars or fallen power lines, which were sim­u­lated us­ing gam­ing-style aug­mented re­al­ity.

Or­ange Grove Pri­mary School stu­dents Leilani Perry, Cale Seaton, Rheanon Perry, Kobe Stuhr and Char­l­ize Perry at the Con­sta­ble Care Safety School.

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