Jonathan Beninca Incursion

Danielle Howton
Honeywood Primary School
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Honeywood Primary School booked an incursion for the year 5/6 class. Jonathan Beninca was coming to Perth to present to schools and youth organizations as one part of the wider Right Track program which is focused on educating young passengers about the importance of acting safely and responsibly on public transport. This is achieved through public safety campaign, Stay off the Tracks, community outreach events, and through this targeted education package. The program encourages students to become more responsible for their own safety and to make positive choices around the public transport system.

The incursion included complementary Right Track education resources and activities to run with the class. They reinforced the importance of rail safety, the dangers of risk taking, and the message of respect.

The rail safety DVD and the activity that relates to Jonathan’s story can be found on “Trespass and Risk-Taking Behaviour”, however the full range of activities can be found on the Right Track website www.righttrack.wa.gov.au. There is also a new video clip relating to Jonathan’s story which may be of interest and can be viewed on YouTube at www.youtube.com/watch?v=dcPIjn67yNU .

The Right Track education program is endorsed by the School Curriculum and Standards Authority.

The students thoroughly enjoyed the incursion and Jonathan included a strong focus on the importance of wearing a helmet and always putting their seatbelt on in a car etc.

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James (Your Move)

Great story Danielle - and thanks for all the links. It sounds like Jonathon was a real inspiration. You received 25 points for the incursion and (as usual for you, with your detailed posts) a bonus 10 for all the extra info.

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David

Agreed, fantastic story Danielle. Yourself and the Honeywood team have shared some great ideas with us so far.

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