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Teacher and student surveys

Student pre and post event surveys

To assist with the future development of this event, we would appreciate if students complete a pre- and post-event survey regarding the event and general road safety issues.

Post-event student survey
Post-event teacher survey

St John Ambulance programs

It is suggested that students complete the clicktosave training program before attending RAC bstreetsmart. Schools can also receive free first aid training for students through the First Aid Focus program .

How can teachers use RAC bstreetsmart?

RAC bstreetsmart should not stand as the sole initiative to cover road safety education amongst your year 10-12 cohort. It is essential that there is wider collaboration between school, home and the local community in supporting road safety education. Download our fact sheet.

Suggested activities (pre-attendance at RAC bstreetsmart)

Please provide an opportunity for your attending students to complete the pre event student survey found here.

These lesson plans are written by our Community Education presenters and are designed to be delivered prior to students attending RAC bstreetsmart:

Promotional video activity

This activity uses the RAC bstreetsmart promotional video to get students thinking about the ripple effect of a road crash, how many fatalities is acceptable, how car crashes can be prevented and what it is like to be part of the emergency services at a road crash.

Organ donation activity

This activity discusses organ donation, what it means to donate and why it’s beneficial.

Serious injury activity

This activity gets students thinking about the other major impact of a road crash – living with a serious injury.

Road Trauma Support WA has created a fact sheet for students to read prior to attending RAC bstreetsmart.  This fact sheet provides information about the feelings and emotions that they may encounter as a result of watching the event.

Suggested activities (post-attendance at RAC bstreetsmart)

Debrief of student group

The RAC bstreetsmart road safety event exposes students to the realities of road trauma.  The realistic nature of this event makes it confronting to attendees.  RAC recommends that schools follow attendance at the event with a student debrief the afternoon of, or in the days immediately following, the event. Make sure you incorporate the main messages of the event.

You might choose to hand out to students the Road Trauma Support WA flyer titled ‘Looking after yourself and your friends’.  This is a good guide to help students understand road trauma and outlines where to go for additional support.

Create a Mind Map activity

A good follow up activity is to get the students to create mind maps summing up their feelings following the debrief session.

Develop a Plan B activity

Students may find themselves in a social setting where they shouldn’t be.  How can they get out of this situation?  This activity is designed to provide students with opportunity to plan and practice alternate ways to remove themselves from such settings.

The WA Department of Transport website contains some useful tips and guidelines to help with this concept.

Who is Responsible activity

This activity is designed to get students thinking about making responsible, safe decisions in challenging circumstances.

Learning Stations activity

This activity gives students the opportunity to reflect on the events of RAC bstreetsmart and then express their emotions and opinions through the use of different mediums.  An example solution is found here.

Activities to build resilience

Teachers should look at providing opportunities for students to increase their resilience and enable them to develop behaviours and strategies to help keep them safe. Download our fact sheet.

Other resources

Drug and Alcohol Research and Training Australia (DARTA) provide education on a wide range of alcohol and other drug issues.  Their website provides access to a variety of resources, including fact sheets on tips to prepare for a night out. Try starting with the fact sheet titled ’10 tips to prepare for a night out’.

School Drug Education and Road Aware (SDERA) is the WA State Government’s primary drug and road safety education strategy.  SDERA works with schools and the wider community to provide prevention education aimed at keeping young people safer.

The core curriculum resilience, drug and road safety education program for Kindergarten to Year 10 is Challenges and Choices.  The resources are available on their website.

The Keeping Cool project
The research team involved in the Keeping Cool project are academic staff members lecturing in Education at Murdoch University, Curtin University and RWTH Aachen University (Germany). This team has provided links to programs about student resilience and resources that your can use in your teaching.