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Travelwise resources

Resources for teachers and students to encourage safe behaviour and sustainable travel habits.

Download Travelwise 2016 wall planner

Campaign Planning Macro (1)

Campaign planning

Campaign planning overview.

Travelwise Breakfast Event Macro

Travelwise breakfast event

Plan a Travelwise breakfast to encourage and reward students who travel to school sustainably.

Wheels Day Event Macro

Wheels day event

Plan a Travelwise wheels day to have fun and encourage students to travel by wheels to school.

Resources For Teachers Macro

By teachers, for teachers

Classroom resources developed by fellow Travelwise teachers.

Planning

Planning your Travelwise campaigns and activities in advance can help make it easier to achieve your Travelwise vision. Use these resources to help define your vision and plan what to do with Travelwise at your school.

Resource Level Topic Description
Travelwise 2016 wall planner Primary and Intermediate 2016 Calendar Download the Travelwise 2016 wall planner.
Travelwise Secondary School calendar 2016 (PDF 580KB) Secondary 2016 Calendar Download the Travelwise 2016 calendar for Secondary Schools.
Travelwise Safe School Travel Plan (SSTP) template (Word doc 1.70MB) All Action Planner Use this SSTP with students, senior leadership team, BOT and community members to formulate a solid travel plan for your school. Self -assessment for Travelwise 2016 awards is included.
Travelwise action plan (PDF 83KB) Primary and Intermediate Action Planner An action planning template for use with student groups.
Travelwise action plan (PDF 87KB) Secondary Action Planner An action planning template for use with student groups.
How to run a promotional breakfast (PDF 57KB) Any Active Transport  A flyer with steps on how to run a promotional breakfast.
Campaign key word cards (PDF 349KB) Any Campaigns Campaign key words and definitions - display bubbles. Can be used as flash cards or in a booklet.
Campaign planning mind map (PDF 56KB) Any Campaigns A worksheet to help brainstorm the key components of a campaign.
Travelwise Campaigns Define Develop Deliver (PDF 93KB) Any Campaigns A guide on how to plan and implement a Travelwise campaign.
Travelwise participation certificates (PDF 1.41MB) Primary and Intermediate Certificates Travelwise reward certificates for students. Congratulations, it's cool that you walk/scooter/cycle/skate/carpool/bus/train to school.
QR codes activities information (PDF 352KB) Any Encouragement A fun tool to motivate students and help make quizzes for classroom use.
Travelwise Tree flyer (PDF 147KB) Primary  Encouragement A flyer outlining the Travelwise Tree resource.
Maths week unit plan (PDF 188KB) Level 1-4 Lesson Plans - Maths A measurement and statistics  unit using Travelwise as a context.
Travelwise Unit Plan (PDF 83KB) Level 1-4 Lesson Plans - Various curriculum areas  A Travelwise unit plan that covers all curriculum strands.
Problem Solving Resource – A1 poster Steps to solve a problem (PDF 242KB) Primary and Intermediate Problem Solving Poster to use in conjunction with Steps to solving problem descriptions.
Problem Solving Resource – A3 steps to solve a problem descriptions (PDF 262KB) Primary and Intermediate Problem Solving Steps to solving problem descriptions to be used in conjunction with A1 steps to solve a problem poster.
Problem Solving Resource – A3 student worksheet (PDF 247KB)  Primary and Intermediate Problem Solving  A worksheet to help students work through the problem solving process.
Travelwise student group roles (PDF 119KB) Any Student Groups A graphic organiser for outlining Travelwise student group roles and organisation.
Travelwise student leader profiles (Word doc 761KB) Any Student Groups An editable resource to profile Travelwise student leaders.

 

Promotion

Travelwise works with support from the wider school community. Use these resources to help promote your Travelwise vision and activities.

Resource Level Description
Travelwise flyer example (PDF 463KB) Flyer An example of a Travelwise flyer that can be produced by AT specifically for schools.
School Travelwise website content ideas (PDF 196KB) Website A list of content schools may wish to include on their School Travelwise websites.
Travelwise messages for your newsletters (Word doc 4.42MB) Newsletters Ready-made newsletter snippets that can help you promote safe and sustainable transport to your parents and community.

 

Walking

Walking is a great way to travel short distances. Use these walking specific resources to encourage more students to walk to school.

Resource Level Topic Description
Pedestrian Game (PDF 284KB) Primary Activities A flyer explaining AT's Pedestrian Game resource: a life-sized snakes and ladders game with messages about pedestrian safety.
Walking Ideas booklet (PDF 2.46MB) Primary Activities A booklet with a selection of projects that support walking to and from school.
Walking benefits posters (PDF 3.83MB)   Benefits Posters with key walking benefits messages – display.
Walk to support - Rugby balls template (PDF 60KB) Primary and Intermediate Walk to Support  Template with rugby balls to go with 'Walk to Support' Activity.
Walk to Support - Activity MP (PDF 588KB) Primary and Intermediate Walk to Support  A sheet describing how to run a 'walk to support' activity in schools.

 

Wheels

When school is a bit too far to walk, hopping on a scooter, bike or skateboard is a healthy alternative. Use these wheels specific resources to encourage safe wheeling habits at your school.

Resource Level Topic Description
How to run a bike smoothie station (PDF 64KB) Intermediate and Secondary Cycling activity A flyer with steps on how to run a bike smoothie maker activity.
BikeSafe A3 helmet fitting poster (PDF 305KB) Primary Cycle safety A poster with pictures showing how to fit a helmet correctly.   
ACC SportSmart bike basics with Sarah Walker: helmet and bike check (YouTube video) Primary and Intermediate Cycle safety Videos created by ACC SportSmart with Sarah Walker, BMX champion, to show kids how to fit their helmets and conduct basic bike checks before getting on their bikes.
BikeSafe programme info and booking form Primary Cycle training An outline of the BikeSafe Programme and a booking form for Lead Teachers to fill out to secure their school's place on the Bike Safe Programme. You can also download a teacher handbook complete with lesson plans for English and PE to accompany BikeSafe Grade 1 Cycle Training.
Grade 2 (on road) Cycle Safety Skills Training Expression of Interest Form (PDF 308KB) Intermediate and Secondary Cycle training An expression of interest form for schools who would like to participate in Grade 2 cycle training.
Grade 2 (on road) cycle safety skills training (PDF 364KB) Intermediate and Secondary Cycle training A flyer outlining the Grade 2 cycle training.
Bike labelling activity sheet (PDF 20KB) Primary and Intermediate Cycling A bike labelling worksheet.
Cycling benefits posters (PDF 438KB) Any Cycling Posters with key cycling benefits messages – display.
Scooter Safety Unit Plan (PDF 187KB) Level 1-4 Lesson Plans - Various curriculum areas A scooter unit to promote student’s health and physical wellbeing through movement and skill, identifying hazards in the environment and modifying behaviour to mitigate hazards.
How slow can you go booklet (PDF 92KB) Any Slow Bike Race Booklet to help teachers and students plan and run a slow bike race at a school.
How to run a wheels day (PDF 168KB) Any  Wheels Day A flyer with steps on how to run a wheels day.
Wheels day poster (PDF 183KB) Any  Wheels Day A poster promoting wheels days

 

Road safety

Everyone plays a part in road safety, not just the drivers. Use these resources to see how you can address road safety in your school community.

Resource Level Topic Description
Cross Safely promotion (PDF 281KB) Primary Cross Safely An overview of the 'Cross Safely' resources available
Cross Safely Flyer (PDF 1.86MB) Primary Cross Safely A flyer around the importance of using safe crossing points for parents and students to work on together- one side has messages for parents while the other has a game for students.
Secondary expo flyer (PDF 157KB) Secondary Expo A flyer outlining how to run a Transport Expo.
Secondary expo poster (PDF 122KB) Secondary Expo A poster showing the various Transport Expo activities.
Drama level 2 – ‘safer journeys’ NCEA Level 2 Lesson Plans - Drama Level 2 unit of work based on making your journey safer.
English level 2 – ‘party in the car’ NCEA Level 2 Lesson Plans - English Level 2 unit of work based on teen behaviour in cars.
Health and PE level 2 – ‘travelling safely – safer journeys for young people’ NCEA Level 2 Lesson Plans - Health & PE Level 2 unit of work based on making your journey safer.
Mathematics Year 10 - crossing the centre line Level 5-6 Lesson Plans - Maths An investigation in to the effects of driver distractions.
Mathematics Year 9 - how far till it stops? Level 5 Lesson Plans - Maths Students develop an understanding of the importance of following distances.
Media studies level 2 – ‘internalising a complicated situation’ NCEA Level 2 Lesson Plans - Media Studies Level 2 unit of work based on making the right decisions in a difficult situation.
Science Level 1 - crash avoidance NCEA Level 1 Lesson Plans - Science Students report on the physics involved in applications for crash avoidance.
NZTA road maps - road safety resources for school communities Secondary Lesson Plans - Various curriculum areas A variety of resources to use to promote road safety in different curriculum areas.
NZTA road safety case studies Secondary Lesson Plans - Various curriculum areas A selection of descriptions of studies undertaken in a variety of schools.
NZTA Primary curriculum resources Primary Lesson Plans - Various curriculum areas Resources for schools and teachers with students in Years 1-8 to plan teaching and learning aligned to the New Zealand Curriculum.
NZTA road safety lesson plans Secondary Lesson Plans - Various curriculum areas Include units of work for year 9/10 plus levels 1 and 2 in most curriculum areas..
Visual Arts - Level 2 NCEA Level 2 Lesson Plans - Visual Arts Use this resource to support students who would like to design a webpage to promote vehicle safety for young New Zealand drivers.
Visual Arts - year 10 Level 5-6 Lesson Plans - Visual Arts Students create artwork for road signs/posters.
Back to School campaign banners (.ZIP 2.88MB) Any Speed Use one of these images to highlight the importance of slowing down around schools to your school community, they can stand alone or accompany a message from the principal or one of the students.
Back to School campaign overview Any Speed Find out more about what our Back to School campaign is and how your school can get involved.
Back to School campaign postcards (PDF 1.64MB) Any Speed These A5 postcards have the Slow Down Around Schools message on one side and are blank on the other side to allow students to draw or write about why it’s important to them that drivers slow down around schools. There is also one option to print them with a message from AT on the other side instead of the student generated message.
Slow Down Around Schools (JPG 80KB) Any Speed This postcard provides information to drivers in your school community and can be printed on the reverse of student generated images reminding drivers to slow down around schools.
Slow Down Around Schools Lesson Plan (PDF 618KB) Any Speed This lesson is usually completed as a pre-visit for our Slow Down Around Schools activity with the police, but can be adapted to use with your class.
Speed and your school (PDF 617KB) Any Speed A guide for school leaders.

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