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For the past 20 years, the City of Canterbury Bankstown has been hosting the successful Community and Road Education Scheme (CARES). Run out of the Council's CARES facility at Bass Hill, the program is a joint initiative with NSW Police, Roads and Maritime Services and the Department of Education and Training.
Designed especially for school students in years 4, 5 and 6, the program provides students with a greater degree of road safety knowledge and an opportunity to develop their practical skills. CARES can also be adapted to suit children with special needs.
The program focuses on road safety, bicycle skills and coping with traffic. The practical day at CARES exposes students to a variety of road situations in a controlled and safe environment. CARES provides bikes to suit all levels, and helmets to children who do not own their own.
CARES is not just a day excursion, it is a total road education program and resources need to be arranged in advance. Booking ahead is essential. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please note the facility is only available to schools in Terms 1, 2, 3 and 4 or during open days in school holidays.
Trebartha Street, Bass Hill