You can change the world by changing your trip to school!
On Thursday 21st February, Redcliffe Primary School relaunched our TravelSmart campaign for 2013. During the school assembly our TravelSmart children along with Emily Carroll, City of Belmont TravelSmart Officer, spoke to the whole school and parents about our new and old incentives for this year. Emily also mentioned the school’s One Way map which then got sent home in the newsletter.
The TravelSmart students talked about our first TravelSmart event for the year - National…Continue
At the end of last year 3 of our TravelSmart members graduated from Primary School and moved onto high school so we had some places to fill in our TravelSmart team. The three students who graduated had been part of the TravelSmart team for 3 years so it was a real shame to see them go.
Towards the end of the year the TravelSmart team went around to the year 4 and year 5 students and told them the good news – that we would be looking for 3 new members. Any students who were…Continue
Perth Waldorf School is now supporting TravelSmart
Success PS has established a TravelSmart team consisting of six students from Years 5 and 6. Students nominated themselves and had to explain how they support the TravelSmart aims. Stephanie Armstrong wrote in her application “I would like to be part of the TravelSmart program, because I would like to promote safer ways for children to…Continue
I just wanted to say hi to all the City of Cockburn schools that are signing up to the TravelSmart to School online community. Its been great getting out to meet you all and be greeted with such amazing enthusiasm for National Ride to School Day on 22nd March.
Remember you can access up to $500 support from the City's TravelSmart…Continue
So our walking school bus is in its fourth term! We have 2 actrive routes and 25 participants... In addition to growing our bus with new participants and adding extra routes, I would like the students to own their buses and feel proud that they walk to school twice a week!
Hence the launch of the name your school bus competition! I am looking forward to seeing what ideas the kids come up with and also being able to promote the bus in other ways!
Yes, riding and walking is just too darn satisfying, but I guess you knew that already!…Continue
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If you're looking for a fun model-making activity, this one has the potential to increase kids' sense of place, help them map and navigate through their neighbourhood, identify safe routes to school, and increase their road safety knowledge.
Added by Kath Merrick (TravelSmart) on February 15, 2013 at 16:57 — No Comments
Here are some of the amazing TravelSmart ideas (with links for more detail) that were mentioned at the Stories of Footsteps, Wheels and Tiny Things celebrations at City Farm on 5 December 2012.
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Walking School Buses are groups of adult volunteers who take turns to walk children to school in a group. It’s great for social time, exercise, community connections, road safety awareness and perfect for busy parents that struggle to find the time to walk every day.
In 2012, forty-one Walking School Bus groups reported collectively walking 12,262 kilometres (supposing each trip is 1km). This saved the equivalent of 4,087kg of Greenhouse Gas Emissions – enough…Continue
Added by Emma Jack (TravelSmart) on February 11, 2013 at 15:30 — No Comments
This term we are profiling the wonderful Melinda Hunt, Year Four teacher at Redcliffe Primary. Melinda took over coordinating Redcliffe's TravelSmart initiatives in 2012 and at the end of the year they won our Most Committed School award. She has generously offered to provide advice to parents and teachers looking to implement or improve actions at their school. You can contact her …Continue
Added by Emma Jack (TravelSmart) on February 8, 2013 at 16:00 — No Comments
Treasure. Nature. Find it.
This illustrative piece was featured in the fabulous new BIG Magazine and believe it or not, was written by eleven year old Elenor Stephenson. Elenor is also the talented artist behind the drawing.
Treasure seeker by Lilly Blue
Azure seas stretch out before me,
Forested hills rise and fall,
Wild winds howl in a ghostly rhythm
Added by Emma Jack (TravelSmart) on February 7, 2013 at 17:13 — No Comments
In tern 4 last year, David from Transperth came to visit our class and teach us about public transport in Perth and how to use it.
We learnt about the benefits of public transport - for example, it is cheaper, more environmentally freindly and often easier and faster than travelling in private cars.
David brought us prizes and quizzed us on our understanding of how, where and why we could ride on buses, trains or ferries. It was a lot of fun! We used the information and skills…Continue
What do Elvis, dance to school campaigners and the Belmont mayor have in common? They all joined up for the end of year TravelSmart to School celebration on December 5. Coolbinia, Cottesloe, Redcliffe, Rosalie and Wembley TravelSmart student teams all jumped on buses and trains to gather at Perth City Farm. They dynamically presented 2012 achievements to each other, local government officers, and representatives from other schools keen to pick up some tips. Ten Tiny Things author Meg…Continue
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ABC's The Pulse recently featured Jenny Pogson pondering why parent's perceptions of the 'absolute' risk get so clouded with 'relative' risk comparisons at the great cost of their children's overall well being through physical activity and independance.
She offered up some excellent safety mindful tips for getting kids walking and riding to school: