An exciting early-intervention initiative opening at the Constable Care site in Maylands in 2017 is designed to teach children safer road and public transport behaviours in a high-tech immersive learning environment.
Based on the best-practice education principles of learning through play and simulation, Constable Care has embarked on a project to build and operate WA’s only safety experiential learning centre, where children aged 4-11 years can practice road and public transport safety skills in a realistic urban environment that links the classroom road safety curriculum to practical skills training outcomes. The Centre will recreate Perth’s streets in detail, including scale buildings, working rail platforms and crossings, traffic lights and intersections, road works, school zones, trains and buses, with every travel element likely to be encountered by a child represented onsite.
Once operating, the Centre will cater for more than 20,000 children taking part in structured learning programs each year, with up to 150 children visiting each day to learn and practice pedestrian, bike and public transport safety skills in a safe, realistic and engaging setting that incorporates the latest in interactive technology. The Centre will cater for school groups of up to 60 children twice per day, with pre-primary, out of school care, vacation care, parents and families able to use the Centre during non-school hours.
The above information has been sourced from the Constable Care Child Safety Foundation website. For more information visit their website.