School Roads Safety Program
The Wheelchair Sports NSW School Roads Safety and Wheelchair Basketball Program visits over 250 schools in NSW and participates in various community programs throughout the year including The Youth & Road Trauma Forum at Allphones Arena each year. We would like to bring this program to YOUR school in 2014!
The program contains the following:
– A 20 minute talk on road safety and the consequences of taking risks on the road by 2 of our members who have unfortunately experienced these consequences first hand. The talk is made more powerful by the fact that our presenters can say that they were “just like you” when they were teenagers, but through a mistake they made on the road they are now in a wheelchair for the rest of their lives.
– A 40 minute game of wheelchair basketball with the students to give them a taste of wheelchair sport (something they probably have never done before) plus an idea of what it is like to be in a wheelchair, if only for a short time.
– For PASS classes we can offer the talk on disability sport rather than road safety. Our presenters are members of Wheelchair Sport NSW so all have played wheelchair sport in their lives. Some of our presenters are Paralympians or international sports players.
Our presenters will come to your school or venue (no need to organise transport). We bring 12 basketball wheelchairs with us so your students can enjoy a game of wheelchair basketball and all we require on the day is a basketball court or flat surface of similar size.
Our program is innovative, thought provoking and interactive. It gives students a powerful talk on the consequences of taking risks by using personal stories. It also gives students an understanding of disability sport and the “abilities” of people with a disability.
How does a Roadshow work?
What? Sessions include Road Accident Stories & Wheelchair Basketball Participation.
Where? All bookings are subject to availability. The earlier you book the more likely to get your preferred dates and times.
When? We’ll come to you but we’ll need access to a Multi purpose area, Basketball/Tennis Court or Quadrangle.
Sessions? Each session comprises a 20 minute road safety talk, including personal stories and the balance of time playing wheelchair basketball.
We recommend maximum class size for each session is 30 students. This is to ensure all students have a turn of playing wheelchair basketball as we bring 12 basketball wheelchairs with us on the day.
If you have more than 30 students per session, please call to discuss other options for your school such as the road safety talk done in the morning to all students then each session can be dedicated to wheelchair basketball.
Minimum booking to attend a school is 2 hours and we are happy to work in with your school timetable for session times.
Teacher supervision is compulsory at all times during the Roadshow.
Cost? A price list is detailed in the information sheet or contact Mel Jones on +61 2 9809 5260 or email email@example.com for more information.
What students and teachers have had to say…
“Excellent presentation. Positive safety message and enjoyable, practical skills”
“It was a real eye opener as they told of many life experiences and facts to make you think twice in dangerous situations”
“Even the students who expected the same old road safety talk told me how much they enjoyed the presentation and, of course, the wheelchair basketball.”
Book your Roadshow today!
For further information on pricing and Roadshow availability please contact Mel Jones on 02 9809 5260 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Download information & booking forms for:
Sydney Information and Booking Form
Greater Sydney Information and Booking Form
Regional NSW Information and Booking Form
Sydney PCYC Information and Booking Form
For the purposes of the Roadshow and planning, Sydney is bordered by Waterfall, Rosemeadow, Camden, Penrith, Richmond, Cowan. All suburbs and towns outside this circle belong to the Regional NSW areas.
Transport for NSW has provided the following links to some of their latest websites and youtube clips:
Safety Town website: A resource for students and teachers in Years 5 and 6
Safer Drivers Course Info A resource for Learners under 25 years