Because Kids Are Worth Holding Onto...

Posted on: Tuesday, 21 November 2017 at 12:00:00 AM

Because Kids Are Worth Holding Onto...

The 2017 Kimberley schools 'Design Your Own Seatbelt' Project has been completed for another year.

The project is based on the Road Safety Commission’s “Sashes” seatbelt campaign which has proven popular at both a state and local level.

Students are asked to develop a piece of persuasive text centred on a family member of their choice, for example “Dad – You’re Worth Holding Onto”.

This joint WALGA RoadWise and School Drug Education and Road Aware (SDERA) project aims to generate awareness of the importance of wearing a seatbelt and raise awareness of the impact not wearing a seatbelt will have on other people (i.e. friends and family) in the event of a crash.

More than 250 students from across the Kimberley took part in the 2017 project.

The 2016 project was recently named as a semi-finalist in the 2017 WA Regional Community Achievement Awards. Highlights from the project were presented at an educators workshop at the recent Australasian Road Safety Conference held in Perth.

Pictured above: Students from Holy Rosary Catholic Primary School with their seatbelt designs.

Contact Road Safety Advisor Greg Hayes on 0419 192 759 to find out more about how you can get involved in local road safety projects in the Kimberley region.

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