On Tuesday our student leaders attended the Travel Smart Workshop.
Here is their recount of the day.
It was really fun and we made new friends. We learnt about Road to Zero, which is about road safety, reducing the amount of cars on the road and also reducing the road toll. We did a lot of activities about road safety. We did a Speed test. We learnt that the faster cars go, the longer it takes them to stop. We had to walk, run, then sprint, and when she said stop we had to stop. The faster we went the further we went, it was hard to stop. This is like when cars go fast and there's a red light, the car might not be able to stop in time and cause a crash.
We also did a Bike shop activity where we had to buy things to make us safe on our bikes. We did a Graduate walk, and we walked around listening to our surroundings and thinking about what we are grateful for. We were grateful for Papatūānuku, friends and family, being a student leader, and for life. We also got ideas for different rewards for the Wenerei (Wednesday) Challenge, which we are really excited to start.
So it was a busy day of learning and fun.
Arataki School is part of the Wednesday Challenge. This is about reducing the amount of cars on the roads by encouraging tamariki to think about the way they travel to school. Each week the student leaders collect the data and name the winning class for each team. We will be sharing more in the future.