Year 6 Safe Journeys Program
- Museum Staff-led
- Term 4, Monday to Friday
- 3.5 hours (10:30am to 2pm)
- Year level
- Year 6
- Maximum student numbers
- Maximum 25 students
- Booking information
- Bookings 13 11 02
The Safe Journeys program supports students to become safe, independent travellers as they near the milestone of starting secondary school.
Created in collaboration with Year 6 teachers and the Victorian Government’s Road Safety Partners, the Safe Journeys program empowers ‘tweens’ to develop trip planning skills – including the best route to and from secondary school – as well as safe road and public transport practices.
A key aspect of the program is the opportunity for students to apply their newly acquired knowledge to planning and undertaking a journey (excursion) to the Road to Zero Education Complex at Melbourne Museum where they’ll extend their learning through immersive road safety experiences.
The Safe Journeys program is supported by teacher lesson plans (aka Teacher Road Map), including pre- and post-visit learning activities, teaching tips, additional resource links, curriculum outcomes and extension ideas. Students complete their own Safe Journeys program Student Road Map, collecting virtual stamps along the way to record and recognise their learning.
The learning intentions of the Safe Journeys program are to
- Develop and apply road safety knowledge (including Victoria’s Safe System approach) and journey planning skills
- Support students’ development of safe road and public transport practices to become competent independent travellers/commuters to and from secondary school and other locations.
Victorian Curriculum links
- Health and physical education - being healthy, safe and active
- Communicating and interacting for health and wellbeing
- Contributing to healthy and active communities
- English - literacy
- The arts – media arts - present and perform
- Ethical capability- understanding concepts