Crafty Fun with a Road Safety Message!
The Transport Accident Commission (TAC) is a government-owned organisation set up to pay for treatment and benefits for peoples injured in transport accidents, promote road safety and improve Victoria’ trauma system.
Club Zero is a pop-up TAC activation that focuses on road safety messaging for the TAC by providing accessible, engaging and highly relevant activities and events for families to enjoy together.
Club Zero will be part of The Lost Lands on 3-4 November 2018. The Lost Lands is a family-friendly festival held at Werribee Mansion that combines the music with art, installations, comedy, performance, food, wine and dedicated kids entertainment.
We are running two activities during the festival:
Saturday 3 November 12-4pm - The Roadies
The Roadies is a free drop-in cardboard construction play activity where children also get to practise their road safety skills in a miniature city.
Children (and adults!) are invited to transform a large cardboard box into their own colourful vehicle using simple tools and recycled/repurposed materials.
Using their feet, children can then pretend to 'drive' their vehicle through a miniature city - a network of roads laid out with safety cones, bollards and cardboard road signs.
During the activity, facilitators will teach children to drive on the left side of the road, to give way to other traffic, to stop at traffic lights, to only drive at a safe speed and to look out for pedestrians and bikes.
As an extension activity, families can help to complete parts of the city - for example by making traffic lights, designing road signs with ridiculous instructions (eg Hop Here) and laying out pedestrian crossings.
Sunday 4 November 10-4pm - Reflect Yourself
Reflect Yourself is a free drop-in craft activity where children can design and make their own reflective accessories using recycled/repurposed materials.
- reflective badges;
- reflective pinwheels using felt and old buttons;
- reflective bag tassel using old beads;
- reflective wrist cuffs or ankle cuffs using old fabric.
At the end of the activity, children can wear their reflective accessory to go raving at The Lost Lands - then take it home to attach it to their bike, scooter, helmet or bag for extra visibility while they're on the road.
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