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The Arts

Students explore techniques in Dance, Drama, Visual Arts and Music used to influence people, and promote TrackSAFE actions in their local community. Choose suitable activities from 3 differentiated lessons.

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  • Teacher notes
  • Teacher notes

      Read the teacher notes first for instructions and suggested learning pathways. You can then choose to teach all 3 lessons or select a couple of activities which suit your students best.

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  • Lesson 1: Dance & Drama

      Students explore improvisation and devise an improvised drama based on a local community train or track safety scenario. They then choreograph a dance to show the importance of moving in ways to keep their and others’ body behind the yellow line on the platform, explore and improvise a performance about ways they can help manage risky behaviour of others in their local community and keep them safe around trains and tracks, or develop characters to create an improvised performance on how their characters keep themselves and others safe around tracks and trains.

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  • Lesson 2: Visual Arts

      Students explore complementary colours in railway posters and advertising. They study artworks depicting level crossings and discuss the elements, principles and use of colour. They then use complementary colours to create a cartoon character who is a TrackSAFE hero and a safety message in a speech bubble, or create a TrackSAFE poster for display on trains or platforms. They share their artwork with the class, discussing the choices they made about colour and their impact of the safety messages.

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  • Lesson 3: Music

      Students explore the elements that make up jingles and nursery rhymes, choosing their top five to study in depth about lyrics, messages, humour, repetition, meter and rhyme, rhythm and pitch. They then compose and perform their own jingle to encourage others in their local community to make wise choices when near train tracks and use percussion, tuned instruments, voice and dance to support the performance, or create an advertisement with an accompanying jingle to promote a TrackSAFE message to people in their local community. Students record or video their jingles to share with the community.