Students to dream a little bigger with Imagine Program

Published on Tuesday, 17 November 2020 at 11:50:27 AM

Youngsters will learn about the changing nature of transport, mobility and road safety as the RAC Imagine Program™ officially kicks off today in Geraldton.

It’s the first time the learning opportunity has been delivered regionally with the Museum of Geraldton being the home base for activities from Tuesday 17 November to Friday 11 December.

City of Greater Geraldton Mayor Shane Van Styn said it was a unique experience for young people.

“We are proud to be the first regional destination to host the RAC Imagine Program™ and to facilitate an opportunity like this for the next generation in our community,” he said.

“The initiative has important information about road safety and is delivered in a way that’s engaging and easy to understand - I can just imagine what fun the participants from years 5 and 6 will have.

“We’ve had a fantastic time hosting the RAC Intellibus® and now the Imagine Program™, and providing a glimpse of the future in Geraldton.”

RAC General Manager Public Policy and Mobility Anne Still is proud to deliver the project regionally.

“We’re very proud to be partnering with the City of Greater Geraldton and Museum of Geraldton to bring our free school excursion program to regional WA for the first time,” she said.

“The RAC Imagine Program™ will provide the opportunity for more young Western Australians to experience driverless technology first-hand and see how interacts with other road users.

“We hope, through engaging with the ground-breaking technology, students will gain a better understanding of how it could help to reduce crashes on our roads and create a safer, sustainable and connected future for WA.”

Schools participating in the RAC Imagine Program™ include Bluff Point Primary School, Chapman Valley Primary School, Dongara District High School, Geraldton Flexible Learning Centre, Geraldton Grammar School, Holland Street School, Mount Tarcoola Primary School, Mingenew Primary School, Northampton District High School, St Francis Xavier Primary School, Wandina Primary School and Yuna Primary School.

Students at participating schools will attend a full day excursion to experience both past and future vehicle technologies, learn more about driverless cars and discuss the next steps for safer, sustainable and better-connected communities.

The RAC Intellibus® trial has proved popular in Geraldton since launching in September, with over 1,370 registrations mid-October.

It has now been extended to coincide with the Imagine Program™ set to conclude in early December.

More information about the RAC Imagine Program™ is available by clicking here.   

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