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January 2014 Blog Posts (5)

Getting into gear in 2014

If you’re stuck for ideas on where to start your school's TravelSmart journey this year, here are a few tips to help:

  1. Do a Hands Up survey to kick the year off and help you measure progress throughout the year. If you send us your survey results, you’ll earn 50…

Added by Emma Jack (TravelSmart) on January 23, 2014 at 17:35 — No Comments

Coolbinia tops the Walking School Bus charts

Congratulations to Coolbinia Primary coordinator Mums - Tanya Crewe, Lisa Bowden, Fiona Lanigan (who moved school mid 2013), Kylie Walford and all the many other volunteers who make their Walking School Bus happen. Coolbinia have been awarded the ‘Most Kilometres Walked’ Walking School Bus title for 2013.

In 2013, twenty Walking School Bus groups across WA reported collectively walking 8,561 kilometres (supposing each trip is 1km). This saved the…


Added by Emma Jack (TravelSmart) on January 23, 2014 at 16:30 — No Comments

Introducing Lisa Bowden - TravelSmart champion

Lisa Bowden is a founding member of the Coolbinia Primary Walking School Bus - winners of the 'Most Kilometres Walked' title in 2013. A leading example for the state, three routes walk together both mornings and afternoons, various days of the week.  

Lisa's highlight has been "watching the siblings who started the walking school bus in prams, now walking with the group as they enter Year One".

Her Walking School Bus started with local families she had noticed with children in…


Added by Emma Jack (TravelSmart) on January 23, 2014 at 15:30 — No Comments

Collecting Travel Data and our TravelSmart Trophy

I have sent in my 'Hands Up' survey results, which was actually pretty easy as the fantastic Year 7 students at South Perth Primary collect travel to school information from every class at school each week.

A trophy is presented to the class with the highest percentage of students walking or riding to school at each fortnightly assembly.

The trophy is made from an old pair of toddler sneakers sprayed gold and is passed from class to class. It's a great, simple incentive for…


Added by South Perth Primary School on January 7, 2014 at 10:26 — 1 Comment

A Glow Ride Around Bibra Lake


Bling up your bicycle and come down to Bibra Lake for a lap or two.

All riders of all ages and abilities welcome.

Prize for best dressed bicycle - decorate your ride with anything that shines,…


Added by Katy Boschetti, TravelSmart on January 6, 2014 at 14:53 — 1 Comment

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