Road to Zero

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Images of the 'Road to Zero' immersive experience.25 March 2019

Two Melbourne Catholic secondary school teachers are helping to create safer roads for all Victorians.

Katherine Jones from Penola Catholic College, Broadmeadows, and Eddy de Jong from Whitefriars College, Donvale, were handpicked by the Transport Accident Commission (TAC) and Melbourne Museum to help design the world-first Road to Zero education experience.

Road to Zero is an immersive exploration of the scientific principles of road safety and effective public health campaign development for middle secondary and VCAL students.

Katherine Jones, Head of Health & PE at Penola Catholic College, said it was an honour to contribute to the project and see the education complex progress from a concept through to the building and testing phase, then its official launch.

‘The program brings scientific concepts to life in a way that’s not possible in a classroom and all the activities and post-excursion projects and work sheets align directly to the Year 9 and 10 curriculum’, she said. ‘This is an opportunity to make a difference to the young people we teach and immerse them in positive road safety behaviours that will hopefully keep them safe for years to come.’

More information about the program is available at roadtozero.vic.gov.au.