Check out what other schools have done to prevent injuries in the classroom and in the playground. In most cases students and teachers worked together to investigate hazards and come up with a solution to minimise them. Download a case study to give you ideas about what you can do at your school.
- Ergonomics in the e-class (PDF 127K): Murrays Bay Intermediate School tackled the issue of injury caused by unsafe posture and practices when working on computers in the classroom.
- Safety in the playground (PDF 650K): Tawa Intermediate aimed to prevent playground injuries, especially on their fitness station.
- Preventing injury on playgrounds (PDF 136K): Kristin School worked to reduce injuries in the school’s playgrounds.
- Climbing trees in the playground (PDF 147K): Dominion Road School came up with an innovative solution to ensure that climbing trees was made as safe as possible.
- Car parking in the school (PDF 548K): St Patrick’s School aimed to reduce the risk of injury to pupils when parents park in the playground to pick up their children after school.
- Bus safety at rural schools (PDF 601K): Dairy Flat School involved the whole community in planning and actioning changes to prevent injury while travelling on the school bus.
- Collision corners around the school (PDF 563K): Karapiro School focused on preventing students colliding with each other as they ran around blind corners of the school buildings.
- School-wide safe play and movement (PDF 444K): Wilford School aimed to increase safety when students moved around the school and played on their adventure playground.
Last updated: 20 April 2009
Last reviewed: 24 January 2014