Highway Heroes is a NEW (2015) Social and Emotional Learning program for primary school students. Easy to implement and fully supported with parent, child and visual resources. Compliant with ACARA guidelines it comprises 4 separate Modules each of which is available for (School) Years 1-3 and Years 4-6.
Highway Heroes is themed with the metaphor of the ‘Highway of Life’ – along which we are all travelling – experiencing similar bumps and hazards as we negotiate the many events along the way. Primary school is one of the first big events with many rules to learn and skills to achieve. Being aware of the Bumps, avoiding the Hazards, looking out for warning signs, travelling at a safe speed and sticking to the rules all make for successfully arriving at our destination…and even enjoying the ride!
The 4 Highway Heroes Modules are:
- Module 1: Connecting 4 Friendships: Playground Resilience & Wisdom
- Module 2: Sticking Up 4 Me: Beating Bulllying & Taming Teasing
- Module 3: Tricks 4 Always Getting Things Done: Secrets of Staying-power and Grit
- Module 4: Tricks 4 Managing Me: Mood Management and Resilience
Each Module is comprised of 5 x 50 minute lessons and a theoretical rationale that is easy to understand, is solution-focused and helps children to understand themselves AND learn strategies to manage themselves and their environment more successfully. Every lesson builds skills and capabilities to cope with the psychological impact of social, emotional and learning issues.