The dates for the 2018 bstreetsmart program will be confirmed in February 2018. Please check the website then.

Auburn review

Auburn review 5 September 2017

Tuesday, September 05, 2017
Inner West Times

Inner West Times report for bstreetsmart 2017

Tuesday, September 05, 2017
Bankstown Cantebury Torch

Bankstown Cantebury Torch 2017

Monday, September 04, 2017

I attended the bStreetsmart event today along with my school, MET Oatlands.

I just wanted to say thank you for the awesome job you did. The day was excellent. Crash scene was very realistic and survivors stories very stirring.

Thanks for organising this great event! It was a job very well done.

 



WOW! WOW! WOW!

 

Thank you for having us attend the BSTREET SMART program today. I can't put into words how powerful all the demonstrations and speakers were.

This is so well put together and I am so pleased 100 of our students were able to attend.

 

Thank you so much!

 

Excellent! and so important.

 



Thank you for organising such a wonderful and powerful event.



Interactive Displays Information

For the last twelve years, Westmead Hospital has held bstreetsmart (previously The Youth and Road Trauma Forum). This injury prevention program is open to students in years 10 to 12 in all government and non-government high schools in NSW and the ACT. The Forum is held at the Qudos Bank Arena, Olympic Boulevard, Sydney Olympic Park. More than 161,000 students from 405 schools have attended over the 12 years. Evaluations of both students and teachers have received the event very positively with many schools attending consecutive years. There was also significant interest and support from the media.

The dates for 2018 will be confirmed in February 2018


The forum was held because our youth are being severely injured and killed due to  potentially preventable road crashes. The NSW statistics for 2016 for 17-25 year olds, recorded 78 were fatalities and 2479 more were injured. These young people hold only 14% of licenses, but they are involved in 21% of fatal crashes. Westmead Hospital Trauma Nurses are committed to decreasing these numbers.


The forum provided students who are most at risk, a realistic look at the trauma caused by road crashes and provided them information and strategies in an attempt to reduce serious injuries and deaths. The forum's contents and structure is aimed to treat young people as adults allowing them freedom to choose from a range of interactive exhibits.


2016 saw  over 19,500 students from 212 schools attend over the  three days.


 Please confirm your commitment as soon as possible.


If you are a  new Interactive Display Holder – welcome, or as a past participant, we hope that you will be able to assist us in making this and future forums  as interesting and informative for the students.


Parking will again be subsidised and will be free to all interactive display holders. Please take your ticket to the external cloakroom where you get your wristband and we will give you a subsided ticket in exchange. 

For Nursing staff who are volunteering  or manning an interactive display at bstreetsmart - this event equates to 4 CPD hours per day as per The College of Nursing.