January School Holiday Program Aims for the Stars

Road to Zero at Melbourne Museum has five-star rated fun for the whole family this January.

During the free workshops inquisitive youngsters (aged 4 – 10) will make a cardboard car model, then visit activity stations to achieve a five-star safety rating for their creation.

Older children (aged 8–13) can apply their powers of persuasion to making a TV ad about the importance of vehicle safety using Road to Zero’s high-tech touch screens, then submit their masterpiece to win the weekly competition prize pack, valued at $200.

The activities introduce children and their parents/carers to the importance of vehicle safety features and the message that ‘more stars mean a safer car’, i.e. cars rated five stars provide greater protection to drivers, passengers, motorcycle riders, pedestrians, and others road users.

The holiday program is also an opportunity to encourage children’s parents, grandparents and carers to visit the website howsafeisyourcar.com.au to check the crash protection of their current vehicle or if they’re looking to buy a new or used car.

Research shows that if everyone upgraded their car to the safest in its class, serious trauma would be cut by a third.

Book a spot at a Road to Zero school holiday program session through eventbrite.

What: Road to Zero summer holiday activities – Build a car (for 4-10) or create your own TV ad and competition (for 8–13).

When: 7-11 January, 14-18 January and 21-25 January, 2020.

Time: 11am to 3pm.

Where: Road to Zero Learning Studios, Lower Ground Floor, Melbourne Museum, Carlton.

Cost: Free. Bookings are recommended.

Bookings: Register through eventbrite.