Rail Safety – More Sustainable Journeys in Aotearoa New Zealand
During Rail Safety Week, look at the serious issues there have been involving trains in New Zealand and find out why rail safety should concern you. On this trip, meet people who are most involved with rail on a day-to-day basis and share your thoughts with them.
The more people who take trains the safer and less congested our roads will be. Plus, it's better for our health to get out and about and more sustainable for the planet to stop using cars quite so often.
To prepare for this field trip, LEARNZ content will support inquiry into:
- Rail as a means of transport
- New Zealand's rail system
- Modern rail and the future
- Rail safety
- Rail Safety Week
- Attitudes to rail and rail safety
- Future focus
- The effects of new technology
- New careers in and around rail.
If your school is located near the rail corridor explore citizenship as personal responsibility or help solve rail safety issues by creating and using your own 'wicked problem' map.
During this field trip you will:
- Follow Shelley's tweets on twitter
- Ride a commuter train
- Ride a freight train
- Ride a tourist train
- Interview a train driver
- Interview a transport engineer and a transport planner
- Go on a car journey that involves making decisions about crossing a railway line
- Go on a walk with students that involves making decisions about crossing a railway line
- Talk with students about their attitudes to rail safety and what they have learned in Rail Safety Week.
After the field trip, challenge yourself to:
- Take a train ride for pleasure
- Plan for and make safe decisions at rail crossings
- Investigate study options and careers in the rail industry
- Design a rail safety initiative for your school using design thinking
- Use rail safety curriculum resources from the NZTA Education Portal.
New Zealand (nationwide)
Kohia Centre – Educational Resources for Schools and Teachers
The Kohia Centre retail store has supplied a wide range of educational and teaching resources for over 20 years. These include: curriculum resources; educational publications; classroom support materials and teaching accessories such as stickers, borders, poster, etc.
Call us, visit our store or shop online. We offer a nationwide delivery service.
Kohia Centre, Faculty of Education and Social Work, The University of Auckland, Gate 1, 78 Epsom Avenue, Epsom, Auckland 1023; ph (09) 623 8977; email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Shop hours: Monday to Thursday 8am–4.30pm.
Friday 8am–4pm (parking at Gate 2).
Our Primary Industries - Unpacking the Apple Story
The humble apple has come a long way since it was first planted in Aotearoa New Zealand in 1819. Did you know that New Zealand is now considered the best apple growing country in the world? During this field trip you will follow the journey of the world's tastiest apples from a Hawke's Bay orchard to the shopping baskets of discerning consumers all around the world.
More info and enrol at http://rata.learnz.org.nz/summary.php?vft=primaryindustries192.