Right Track is constantly working towards engaging young people in fun and informative activities to promote our rail safety message. Here are some of the past programs we have run.
Hip Hop Workshops
In 2015, Right Track held the first Hip Hop workshop in Armadale. Youth had the opportunity to meet Transit Officer Lawrence Hoxey, who spoke to them about rail safety and the role of a Public Transport Authority Transit Officer.
He used his skills as a recording artist, song writer and rapper producer to not only talk to the young people, but rap to them as well. The night even ended with a freestyle performance.
A Right Track dance party held at PCYC Gosnells in late 2015 saw young people enjoy a night of games, dancing and prizes, as well as the opportunity to meet some of the Public Transport Authorities Transit Officers.
The party was a great way of bringing youth and transit officers together to build positive relationships and share fun activities.
Do you have a story to tell – Book competition stories
The Right Track education program ran a book competition inviting young people aged 12-19 to write a story about their experiences on public transport.
The competition themes were 'respect' and 'journeys', with winning entries highlighting the importance of respecting your parents, the value of friendship and not graffitiing other people's property.
As part of their prize, each winner was able to work with professional illustrators to create the artwork for their stories. A professional editor also helped them refine their stories.
These stories were read in schools and helped to further the important message of respect of people and property.
Millennium Kids partnership
Right Track has worked with Millennium Kids since 2006 to refine our approach and make sure we work directly with young people every step of the way.
Through their youth2youth forums for the PTA, we’ve been able to talk to more than 5000 young people about issues affecting them in their community and specifically around public transport.
MK are also the ones who convinced us that snake-handling and public transport were a perfect match! We’re glad we listened. We agree with them.....now!
Millennium Kids also makes things happen for young people who get involved in Right Track projects. Because of MK’s partnership with Challenger TAFE, some of our participants can even go on to receive leadership certificates. Others have graduated to be MK mentors, and even found paid work-experience helping other young people.
Right Track have also recently worked with MK to create a DVD for youth highlighting the importance of rail safety and respect. The production gave young people the chance to become storytellers, film directors and actors telling their own stories and was hugely successful!