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Getting around: your options for a sustainable future

People ride bikes on a Wellington cycleway.

Term 4 2020 featured a virtual field trip all about sustainable and safe transport choices. This online resource supports student inquiry projects across the curriculum.

What: Virtual field trip online hosted by LEARNZ

Everyday transport choices are expanding for many people in Aotearoa. Students walk or bike to school while some take the bus or train. Electric bikes are used for commuting, while electric scooters give people an alternative to short journeys in cars. All these choices reduce traffic congestion and pollution.

During Road Safety Week, meet people who are most involved with roads and getting around on a day-to-day basis to find more about the latest innovations.

This trip fits well with big ideas such as: design thinking, future focus, personal health and well-being, perspectives, transport, technological change and innovation. 

Access videos and teaching resources

Everything is on the LEARNZ website.

Getting around: your options for a sustainable future (LEARNZ)(external link)

Video highlights

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Hutt Central School walking pou

Students explain how things work at this safer and less congested drop-off location.

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Designing better places for people

Hutt City is working with schools and the community to co-design people-centred places on its streets.

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Biking made easy

Take a look at e-bikes and cargo bikes.

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Electric buses

Go for a ride on an electric double decker bus and learn how it is charged.

More resources for road safety

Road Safety Week(external link)

Schools can sign up for resources and get ideas for New Zealand’s Road Safety Week which runs from 9-15 November.

Teacher resources

Download curriculum resources from Waka Kotahi to extend classroom learning around safe travel.

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