Parents and guardians of young children will be delighted to learn that Perth’s most exciting educational excursion destination, the Constable Care Safety School, will throw their doors open to the public during the school holidays, and on selected Friday afternoons during school term.
The venue, which until now was only available for school excursions, includes an outdoor bike track, set up to replicate real Perth roads. The track includes a fully-functioning railway crossing, traffic lights, pedestrian crossing and train station where children aged 4-11 years can learn how to navigate common road hazards in a safe environment.
Tech-addicted kids will also be pleased as fun augmented-reality activities with iPads will be run on the hour to help them learn valuable pedestrian safety lessons through play.
Since opening in October, the Constable Care Safety School has welcomed more than two thousand students on group excursions to participate in the School’s road and transport safety educational program.
“This is a great opportunity to make an impact to the safety of WA's youngest travellers, reaching more young people and making safety part of the conversation,” said Constable Care CEO David Gribble. “Children can experience a scaled-down version of Perth roads in a safe environment, and practice their bicycle and pedestrian skills in a simulated-risk environment, ensuring safer travels as they explore their city.”
Children and accompanying adults alike are bound to enjoy this new Perth facility. These sessions also make the facility available for kindergarten children and home-schooled children who may not have had the opportunity to access the service otherwise.
Public open sessions will be available from 9.30am – 3.30pm on 15, 17, 19, 22 and 24 January, and on selected Fridays from 1.30pm – 4.30pm during school term.
Bookings can be made on the Safety School website, at www.cccsf.org.au/individual-bookings/ . Children aged 4-11 can attend the sessions for $13.50, with no cost to accompanying parents/guardians.