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First school in Victoria to have a 40 school zone

MtEvelyn - First 40 School zone in VIC article

Credit: Article from MEPS Centenary Edition 1910 – 2010, p100 In 1987 Mrs Doris Riley and her young daughter were knocked down on the school crossing, and Mrs Riley spent more than two months in hospital. For five years before this, parent Mrs Ann Dodkins and other had been campaigning to protect their children from…

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Crossing art to spread the road safety message

MtEvelyn 3D crossing - Picture: Romy Stephens

Credit: Romy Stephens, Ranges Trader Mount Evelyn Primary School’s science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) girls have unveiled their new 3D pedestrian crossing, created to raise awareness towards road safety. The artwork, featuring three sets of wallaby legs sticking out from underneath the crossing rectangles, is hoped to grab drivers attention so they slow down…

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3D crossing developed by school students

First 3D Crossing in Australia developed by primary school students

The Towards Safer Speeds Challenge and the Stemgirls are proud to showcase our latest traffic calming interventions. Over two years, we have investigated and designed a diverse range of road safety measures to slow speeds on our roads. The crossing idea evolved over this period of time. Our wallaby crossing is the first 3D crossing…

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A pedestrian crossing that jumps out at you

Skippy 3D Crossing Roadside

Credit: Roadside Services The latest innovation in line marking is just a hop, skip and jump away. Students at Mount Evelyn Primary School will hop straight into school and home again with this artistic pedestrian crossing recently installed by Roadside Services and Solutions on Monbulk Road, Mount Evelyn, outside the school. The pedestrian crossing was…

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Safety Pete steps up

The incredible animal the platypus is a unique Australian Species. The STEM girls wanted to use an animal from our local area in their 3D artwork. Did you know that platypus lives in Olinda Creek and surrounding areas? We created Safety Pete to represent the Towards Safer Speeds Challenge so he can connect and share…

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Student Led Learning

This is what our Towards Safer Speeds Campaign looks and feels like… #sounds4safespeeds – Spotify playlist. We are providing an incentive for community members to join our campaign. We are targeting our audiences with a Spotify playlist that can be adapted and downloaded by community members. “What are your musical chops?” “That makes you think,…

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STEM Safe Roads

Hello, my name is Michael, I am one of the four school crossing supervisors at Mount Evelyn. Maurice and Mary operate the slip road into Clegg Road, Mount Evelyn.  Michael and Gabriel work on Monbulk Road opposite Mount Evelyn Primary School. For some time, traffic numbers have increased significantly and it was this that we as…

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VicRoads Partnership

Speed determines the outcome of every crash on Victoria’s roads, and research shows small changes in speed can result in a significant reduction in road trauma. Speed includes travelling above the speed limit and travelling too fast for the road, weather and traffic conditions. For our fragile bodies, even a small change in speed can…

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Local Community Activism

MtEvelyn Stem Grils 2019 Team

Local Community Activism What does that mean? We asked Josh Blake a former Mount Evelyn Primary student to share his experiences in activism and advocacy on causes that mattered to him.  In the video, he tells his story about traffic in Mount Evelyn and how instigated a road safety campaign to make York Road a…

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Towards Safer Speeds Challenge

STEM Girls are reducing speeds and improving road safety through an interactive student-led Public Relations campaign in the Shire of Yarra Ranges.   Students are continuing to foster strong links with the wider community.  We are currently working with our stakeholders to promote and make a positive change for road safety in the Shire of Yarra…

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