Maylands Transport Safety School a First for WA

Constable Care Child Safety Foundation chief executive David Gribble and Constable Care turned the sod today at the Maylands site. Picture: Toyah Shakespeare.
Constable Care Child Safety Foundation chief executive David Gribble and Constable Care turned the sod today at the Maylands site. Picture: Toyah Shakespeare.

MAYLANDS will soon host the State’s first Transport Safety Learning School after the first sod was turned on the development today.

The $4 million project will be built at the Constable Care Child Safety Foundation headquarters at the former Maylands Primary School and recreate some of Perth’s heritage buildings in miniature, as well as rail platforms, traffic lights and intersections.

The facility is set to teach some 30,000 children a year, aged four to 11, about road safety, public transport and bicycle safety.

Education minister Peter Collier said WA children make up a disproportionate number of road deaths compared to other states and territories.

“Our students will leave the school equipped with essential skills about road safety, public transport and bike safety to set the foundation for responsible road use in future years,” he said.

Road trauma is the leading cause of death for children in WA.