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Worksheets get strong feedback


Awesome, very important, fun – early feedback is positive for the new worksheets from NZ Transport Agency Waka Kotahi.

Banner image with 3 cartoon school students.

The worksheets are bite-sized lessons that build knowledge and critical thinking skills around safe road use. They’re free to download.

Available in te reo Māori and English, there are worksheets for Years 1-2, 3-4, 5-6, 7-8 and 9-10.

They’re proving a hit with teachers; files were downloaded nearly 2000 times in the first month of release.

The set was written by Tātai Aho Rau Core Education, who consulted kaiako during development. Mere Waru, Pouako Māori from Te Arawaru Reo Rumaki in Central Normal School, Palmerston North was among them.

"This rauemi has a great range of activities for all levels of learners that cover the importance of road safety, in a fun and engaging way,” says Mere.

“Our tamariki really enjoyed learning about the different road signs we see in Aotearoa and can identify the main traffic and train signs. They had lots of fun acting out different scenarios for pedestrian crossings and sharing road safety tips with their peers.”

Feedback from other kaiako:

"I absolutely tautoko this kaupapa and hope this will be implemented as soon as possible in schools nationwide". 

"Very important for our tamariki to learn about at kura. The mahi I looked at for Tau 3-4 were very suitable and appropriate for this age bracket.” 

Council road safety coordinators are sharing the worksheets with schools too.

Caragh Turner delivers road safety, scooter and bike sessions for students, as a community transport coordinator for Auckland Transport. She says she’s thankful to be able to add these to her available resources.

“They work alongside some of our more practical sessions fantastically, especially during periods of rain as we head into winter. I shared these with my schools in the lead up to Road Safety Week.”

“Awesome,” is how Tasman District Council road safety coordinator Jeni Thornborough describes the worksheets. “I love their ease of use.”

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