All aboard the Intellibus

Kylie (Your Move) Murphy
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Our Year 6s headed to South Perth on Tuesday for the RAC 'Imagine' excursion. This was a whole day devoted to transport and thinking about how it can be sustainable, accessible and fun!

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Our students got to ride on the driverless bus (a little bit spooky), program a model car, learn about autonomous vehicles, think about technologies of the past and design vehicles for the future. Oops, I forgot to mention experience a virtual helicopter rescue.

One of our key learnings was that if you want people to choose a particular way of getting about you have to make it easy and fun! Now how can we make walking to school the easy choice? And what would make it more fun?

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James (Your Move)

Hi Kylie - what year 6 student doesn't like spooky? It seems you all had a great day out. Can you tell us a bit more about any elements of the RAC excursion that focus on active transport? Did the kids come up with more ways of making car-alternatives more fun?

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Kylie (Your Move)

Hi James, this is a great new excursion for schools that are interested in sustainable and active transport. I don't think it is going to change our Travel Survey results :-) But I do think it is relevant for schools that are exploring what sustainable transport in the future might look like. I also used this story to practice sharing on social media for the first time. The share to facebook button works a treat and I was able to post it on our closed WGV P & C group.

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Kylie (Your Move)

This is something I'm keen to do with all our future stories.

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James (Your Move)

Thanks Kylie. I have just looked at the Imagine website https://rac.com.au/about-rac/advocating-change/initiatives/automated-vehicle-program/intellibus/imagine-school-program . It does look like a great day and must be popular as it is fully booked until July 2020! I can see that the sixth activity "Imagine the possibilities" could link in well with YM, especially maybe with a followup in the classroom to really explore this link with active transport. I have given you 10 points for sharing the details of this excursion.

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