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Ready Steady Go! Ready Steady Go!

Ready Steady Go! is a new, flexible, hands-on series of 10 lessons for Year 5 and 6 students. It's about encouraging healthier, active travel options that are better for both students and the planet.


On this page

Welcome to Ready Steady Go!

What's included

Key topics

Getting started

Lessons and resources

Lesson 1: The benefits of active travel

Lesson 2: How far can you go?

Lesson 3: A safe, active journey to school

Lesson 4: Exercise keeps us fit and healthy

Lesson 5: Exercise keeps us happy

Lesson 6: Active journeys help the environment

Lesson 7: Plan a change campaign

Lesson 8: Wheels day

Lesson 9: Share your knowledge

Lesson 10: Summative quiz and evaluation

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Welcome to Ready Steady Go!

Everything you need is available here to watch, or download and print and use in the classroom. We've split up resources by individual lessons to make them easier to find.


What's included

  • 10 lessons, each with a lesson plan and student activity sheets.
  • A unit plan that lists the learning outcomes and curriculum links for each lesson.
  • Links to videos supporting the lessons, and the Ready Steady Go! Ignite video to kickstart your programme.
  • Special resources delivered to your school:
    • A giant jigsaw puzzle (2m by 2.5m, on loan).
    • A poster map of Aotearoa NZ (for your class to keep).
  • A printed certificate for every student that takes part.
  • A pre- and post-programme quiz to track student progress.
  • A student assessment rubric based on the summative quiz, activity sheets, and student participation.
  • A take-home flyer / optional newsletter copy to inform and engage parents and caregivers.

Key topics

  • Road safety
  • Planning a safe, active journey to and from school (with individual and class goal-setting)
  • The importance of exercise for physical and mental wellbeing
  • How active journeys help the environment and reduce global warming
  • How to make a difference by sharing knowledge and campaigning for change
  • Wheels Day: Bike and scooter skills and safety

Getting started

  1. Take a look at the Ready Steady Go! Teacher handbook. It includes the whole programme, including all lesson plans, from start to finish.
  2. Download and print the lesson plans and student activity sheets on this page for each lesson individually OR download and print a student handbook for each student. The student handbook includes all activity sheets in one place.
  3. Your Community Transport Coordinator will arrange the delivery to your school of two special resources. These are the giant jigsaw puzzle (lessons 1 and 3) and the How far can you go? poster map of Aotearoa NZ (lesson 2). They will also supply printed certificates for all students who take part.
  4. Book the date for your Wheels Day (Lesson 8) with your Community Transport Coordinator. They'll be able to help you with planning and running the day.

Lessons and resources 

Here's what you'll need to get started:

Lesson 1: The benefits of active travel


Lesson 2: How far can you go?


Lesson 3: A safe, active journey to school


Lesson 4: Exercise keeps us fit and healthy


Lesson 5: Exercise makes us happy


Lesson 6: Active journeys help the environment


Lesson 7: Plan a change campaign


Lesson 8: Wheels Day


Lesson 9: Share your knowledge


Lesson 10: Summative quiz and evaluation 


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Do you have questions or comments about the Ready Steady Go! programme?

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