Teaching young to get safely to school

The NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) says learning to be safe in and around transport is critical in ensuring the health, safety and wellbeing of students.

Transport accidents are a major cause of injury for young people, NESA said on Monday. 

National Walk Safely to School Day, which will be held on Friday, encourages primary school children to walk and travel to school safely.

NESA said the NSW education department’s mandatory Personal Development, Health and Physical Education (PDHPE) curriculum includes road safety education for all students. The curriculum applies to students from Kindergarten to Year 10.

Road safety education programs provide students with an opportunity to develop the knowledge, understanding and skills required to keep themselves and others safe while travelling.