URSULA Frayne Catholic College Year 4 students were among the first to experience the brand new Constable Care Safety School in Maylands.
The Constable Care Safety School is the first road safety education facility of its kind in WA and the students visited on September 19.
It teaches children life-saving road safety skills in a realistic urban environment, complete with a fully-functional railway crossing, traffic lights, roads and buildings.
Teacher Daniel Gallanagh said the school was a fantastic resource and they would come back every year.
“The augmented reality is really impressive, it helps keep the students engaged,” he said.
“It’s also a good opportunity to practice with distractions, and make sure they pay attention to their surroundings.”
Constable Care Child Safety Foundation chief executive David Gribble said few people realised that road trauma was a leading cause of death for children in WA.
“The Constable Care Safety School will help to reduce the number of kids killed or injured on WA roads by using a best-practise early intervention approach.
After all, the best piece of safety equipment we can give our children is knowledge.”