Ideas For Programming

Road safety education is best addressed within the context of a Personal Development, Health and Physical Education (PDHPE) program delivered by the teacher. The messages communicated through the Fire & Rescue NSW's presentation will have maximum benefit to students if delivered as a part of a teaching unit and not as an isolated, one-off activity.

To assist teachers with programming and incorporating this initiative into school PDHPE programs, the following suggestions are offered.

Step 1. Before the presentation

  1. Complete appropriate road safety activities from existing PDHPE Program, OR
  2. Select and complete teaching and learning activities from RTA Resources:
    • Road Whys
    • The Driving experience
    • Go back you are going to wrong way and Driving with attitude

Step 2. Delivery of Fire & Rescue NSW's Presentation

Step 3. After the presentation

  1. Use follow-up activities from teacher support materials, OR
  2. Continue existing PDHPE program that incorporates road safety teaching and learning activities, OR
  3. Select and complete teaching and learning activities from RTA resources that support the presentation

Teaching and learning activities that complement the Fire & Rescue NSW's presentation have been identified from each of the NSW Roads and Traffic Authority (RTA) road safety education curriculum resources. These activities could be taught prior to or following the presentation. Copies of these resources are located in PDHPE faculties in all NSW government high schools.

Additional teaching and learning activities that could be used with students following the presentation are designed to reinforce the key messages delivered in the presentation.

This model and the related activities are suggestions only and may be modified to suit individual school and student needs. It may be necessary to check the existing road safety education content within the school PDHPE program to determine where to incorporate a presentation by officers of the Fire & Rescue NSW.