How can teachers use RAC bstreetsmart?
RAC bstreetsmart is an initiative that aims to help educate Year 10 – 12 students on road safety and risk taking behaviour. RAC recommends that schools attending RAC bstreetsmart also engage in additional road safety education in the classroom. Find out more
RAC’s Community Education team, with the assistance of other road safety organisations, have compiled a suite of resources for teachers to use before and after the event.
To assist us in developing RAC bstreetsmart we ask you to encourage all attending students to take our pre-event survey.
Pre - event activites
These lesson plans and activities have been designed to be delivered before students attend RAC bstreetsmart
This activity uses the RAC bstreetsmart promotional video to get students to start thinking about the ripple effect of a road crash, how many fatalities is acceptable, how can crashes be prevented and what it is like to be a member of the emergency services attending a road crash.
Road Trauma Support WA is a state-wide service assisting anyone affected by road trauma, regardless of when the incident occurred or what level of involvement the person had. The organisation provides a wide range of support and education services.
This fact-sheet provides provides information about the feelings and emotions that students may encounter as a result of attending RAC bstreetsmart.
RAC bstreetsmart exposes students to the realities of road trauma, these activities provide students with the opportunity to understand their emotions and discuss the issues raised
Asking students to create a mind map is a good way to help summarise their feelings following a debrief session.
Students may find themselves stuck in a social setting or situation similar to the characters in the bstreetsmart story. This activity is designed to provide students with an opportunity to consider and plan alternative options and help them avoid situations like these.
This activity is designed to get students thinking about making responsible, safe decisions in challenging circumstances.
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.
Teachers are encouraged to provide opportunities for students to build resilience and enable them to develop strategies and behaviours to help keep them safe. We have created some tips that can help students develop skills and confidence to avoid risk taking behaviours.
Drug and Alcohol Research and Training Australia (DARTA)
DARTA provide education on a wide range of alcohol and drug issues. Their online resources include a factsheets and presentations, their '10 tips to prepare for a night out' is a good place to start following RAC bstreetsmart.
School Drug Education and Road Aware (SDERA)
SDERA is the WA State Government's primary drug and road safety education strategy, working with schools and the community to provide 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 and is available online.