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

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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.



General Information

Dates for 2018 will be confirmed in February 2018 

Venue:

Qudos Bank Arena ( previously Allphones Arena), Homebush

Times:

0800 - 1530 (approx) each day

How to get there: http://www.sopa.nsw.gov.au/

For Maps of the Venue please go to the Venue Maps and Parking section of the website

Introduction:

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 is also significant interest and support from the media.

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

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.

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

 

Student numbers:

As you can see, we have a large number of students attending the forum and so we need many volunteers. This is a huge event so please help us to make this forum a safe and beneficial day for our youth. You can assist for one day or every day. You will need to nominate which days you are available to work.

 

Volunteer tasks: (These will be allocated before the event)  

  • Head Ushers (for evacuation purposes)
  • Ushers to assist students to seating etc and general assistance
  • People stationed at coach parking to assist students
  • People stationed at railway station to assist students
  • Catering liaison person
  • Floor safety Officers x 4
  • Assist with security passes
  • Assist at loading dock
  • Meet and greet
  • Assist with makeup for actors
  • Man the outside doors during interactive display

    Food and drink will be provided to the volunteers. This will be available in the Boulevard Café on the  Main Concourse ( Level 2).

    Volunteers are asked to dress in black for easy identification.

    All personnel must be given a security wristband and their name marked off on arrival. You will pick up these wristbands up outside the main doors to the grand foyer at the "external cloak room"

    Parking is available in Car Park P1 at no cost to yourself. You must take your ticket and hand it in to the external cloak room when you pick up your wristband. The subsidised ticket will then be handed back to you at the same place.

    Counsellors will be available to any student who is distressed by the scenario and volunteers will be provided with information and access to the  counsellors.

    A copy of the program, maps to the site, floor plan of the interactive displays and Site Safety Guidelines (SSG) can be downloaded off this site, and the SSG needs to be signed by every person  involved in the forum and handed back to the person issuing your wristband.

    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.

    Thank you once again for your commitment to bstreetsmart and we look forward to a very successful future events.

    Questions

    If you have any questions about becoming a volunteer or if you are a volunteer and have questions regarding the event, please read our Frequently Asked Question section.

    Apply to be a Volunteer: Please email us providing us with the following information if you wish to apply to be a Volunteer on the day of the event.

Volunteers need to:   

Sign Qudos Bank Arena Contract and Visitor Site Safety Guidelines (SSG)

  • Provide insurance details (from place of employment)
  • Provide email addresses
  • Provide mobile or contact telephone numbers

Contact: 

Chapin Ayres

Phone 88904716

chapin@bstreetsmart.org