Understanding Considerate Behaviours
About this activity
Suitable for secondary school pupils (Key Stages 3)
A considerate behaviour is acting in a way that is mindful of others, and not inconveniencing or harming them. We exhibit these behaviours on a day-to-day basis, for instance, holding the door open for the person behind you and not letting it shut in their face, but they become even more important when travelling in an enclosed space with strangers.
Often we forget to act considerately, or simply don’t realise that something we’re doing is impacting someone else, for instance, wearing a backpack on a crowded train means there’s less space for everyone else and can mean someone keeps getting knocked into possibly leading to an argument. By becoming more aware of how we behave on public transport and the small things we can do to act considerately, like taking off a backpack, we create a more pleasant and safer journey for everyone, and the public transport becomes more reliable.
Acting considerately is also part of the Young Person’s Behaviour Code which any ZIP Oyster user must follow, or risk losing their card.
This activity counts towards:
How it helps
- Promotes considerate travel behaviours
- Highlights the impact of considerate behaviours
- Supports the PSHE Curriculum