Camilla Henriksson of the Traffic & Public Transport Authority in Gothenburg, Sweden, has become very interested in how Storyline can be used to affect children’s attitudes to road safety. Working together with Ylva Lundin, a Storyline tutor, they have been experimenting with topics, which could help teachers to focus on traffic issues in schools. As a result, Ylva has designed three topic outlines for different age groups. The one for the younger children is about a school neighbourhood; the one for the middle group is about traffic pollution where the children will try to change the behaviour of Karl who uses his car every day to get to work and finally, the Storyline for 13 to 15 year olds is about Johan and Lisa who have been involved in a moped accident. The students’ work in this topic is to try to see how some accidents like this one can be avoided.
These topics have now been published on www.trafikforlivet.nu under the link ‘material’. Each of these contains the topic outline, instructions, copy-material and even sound files where the children can hear Karl speaking.