School stories

A collection of stories about what New Zealand schools are doing to enhance safe school travel, work with partner organisations and give students opportunities to learn about road safety and contribute to their communities.
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Students worked with artist in hands-on project to decorate marker posts leading the way to school.

Outstanding art project for students - Education Portal

Thanks to Matua School's students and their families, the greater community is now more actively involved in school life. More importantly, they also have a broader awareness of safe travel practices to school.

Thanks to Matua School's students and their families, the greater community is now more actively involved in school life. More importantly, they also have a broader awareness of safe travel practices to school.

Mt Pleasant School students and parents are taking action on safe school travel. They’ve even voiced their concerns on prime time TV. Travel plans are meant to generate action in a school community and a high tempo of events was the result at Mt Pleasant School in Christchurch.

Pleasant progress on safe travel - Education Portal

Here are some neat examples of primary student work on the topic of rail safety.

Here are some neat examples of primary student work on the topic of rail safety.

Group of primary students find ways to advocate for more variety in safe ways to get to school.

Group of primary students find ways to advocate for more variety in safe ways to get to school.

Student are learning safe travel skills and identifying travel projects for their schools in New Plymouth.

Student are learning safe travel skills and identifying travel projects for their schools in New Plymouth.

A transport mode survey opened Welbourn School’s eyes in 2009. The question the New Plymouth school wanted to answer was how to reduce the number of cars dropping students at its gates every school day, from the city’s busiest roads.

A transport mode survey opened Welbourn School’s eyes in The question the New Plymouth school wanted to answer was how to reduce the number of cars dropping students at its gates every school day, from the city’s busiest roads.

A community initiative in Dunedin has not only allowed Tahuna Normal Intermediate students to safely scooter to school, but brought about the development of better cycle infrastructure and road safety awareness in the area.

Community team-up keeps kids safe - Education Portal

Student leaders are interpreting how the key competencies can guide their classmates in the direction of safe school travel.

Mounting a successful safe travel campaign - Education Portal

School children are having a hand in greening the environment alongside the new Waikato Expressway.

School children are having a hand in greening the environment alongside the new Waikato Expressway.

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