The 2017 program is available for download . Please note that this program is subject to change before the event

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Channel 10 news footage bstreetsmart 2016

Channel 10 news footage bstreetsmart 2016

Friday, August 26, 2016



Our school was fortunate enough to view the bstreetsmart road safety

event at Allphones arena this week. I would like to sincerely thank the

volunteers, organisers and sponsors of this event for an outstanding

presentation. The big message  that our students received from this forum

is the power of the passengers in influencing the driver to slow down

and behave responsibly. It pulls no punches and it was a powerful

experience and I encourage all principals to explore sending students

from their school to next years event. Thanks once again to all

involved.

 



I will remember the outcomes of stupid choices.



Extremely powerful and emotion provoking. I think every teenager needs to witness something like that.



School Information

For the last eleven years, Westmead Hospital has held bstreetsmart ( previously known as 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 (previously Allphones Arena),Olympic Park Boulevard, Olympic Park. Over 19,500 students from 178 high schools attended in 2016 Panerai Power Reserve Replica. Evaluations of both students and teachers have received the event very positively with many schools attending consecutive years.

bstreetsmart is held because our youth are being severely injured and killed due to potentially preventable road crashes. The NSW statistics for 2014 for 17‐25 year olds, recorded 15181 road traffic crashes of which 67 were fatalities and 4742 were injured. These young people hold only 14% of licenses, but they are involved in 21% of fatal crashes. Westmead Hospital's Trauma Service is committed to decreasing these numbers.

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

bstreetsmart  dates for 2017 are now confirmed for the 15th - 17th August 2017 . Schools are encouraged to book in early

The cost is $5.00 per student + GST

It is open to all high schools throughout NSW & the ACT and each school attends for only one of those days though if large numbers from one school are attending please feel free to book over 2 days. The venue is held at the Qudos Bank Arena (previously known as Allphones Arena), Homebush Bay, Sydney, The day will include an exciting combination of demonstrations, crash dynamics and rescue, vehicle stopping distances and active exhibits. The forum will include displays relating to youth trauma and safety from:

  • Westmead Hospital's Emergency Department and Intensive Care Unit
  • Brain Injury Unit and Synapse
  • Organ and Tissue Donation & Transplant Australia
  • Centre for addiction medicine WSLHD 
  • The NSW Police
  • Fire and Rescue NSW
  • NSW Ambulance Service 
  • Careflight
  • NSW Centre for Road Safety and Crash Lab
  • St John Ambulance Australia (NSW)
  • State Emergency Service
  • Wheelchair Sports NSW
  • L Trent Driving School  
  • Solo Ready Next Gen.Driving School
  • Brainarium WSLHD 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The aim is to help young people make decisions that reduce their risk of being involved in a crash.

Westmead Hospital hopes that your school is interested in participating. Due to the large numbers attending, it is advisable to book your school in now. Please feel free to contact The Trauma Service at Westmead Hospital for more information or to book your school into the Forum call 98457072.

Yours sincerely

Stephanie Wilson Westmead Hospital Trauma Clinical Nurse Consultant

Julie Seggie Westmead Hospital Trauma Coordinator