The flagship RYDA Program is delivered each year to over 50,000 senior high school students from more than 650 participating schools.
RYDA is a series of practical and powerful workshops for high school students that challenge students to change the way they think about road safety and lay the foundation for safe road use throughout their lives.
RYDA focuses on cognition development, building and increasing social competency and resilience and motivating low risk behaviour. Facilitators work with students to develop and practise personalised strategies and life skills which will help them respond positively to challenges on the road, both as drivers and highly influential passengers.
RYDA is an essential road safety platform for young drivers and their passengers – it doesn’t come from driving lessons, books or the school classroom. However, RYDA does support school curricula, giving teachers an important toolbox of additional resources and allowing them to harness the motivation and competencies taken from the RYDA day to enhance their classroom curriculum based lessons.
Now is the time to equip young people with the tools and knowledge they need to stay safe on the road.
New Zealand schools attending RYDA can fully or partially award NZQA credits through their unit standard program (for more information click on Teacher Resources).
RYDA is designed for 16-18 year old students who are approaching that crucial time in their lives where they start to drive independently or are travelling as passengers of novice drivers.
The learning objectives for students attending RYDA are:
Click here to find resources and information to help teachers extend the road safety messages back at school.
Click here to find more information about keeping safe as seen at the RYDA Program.
Click here to find more information about conducting a RYDA Program for your local school(s).
Click here to find the dates and locations of RYDA Programs across all sites.
Click here to find the locations of RYDA Programs operating across all sites.