You can change the world by changing your trip to school!
This is a copy of a recent article in the Southern Gazette congratulating the students at St. Augustine's Primary School on their effort and achievement in the TravelSmart to School program. We are very pleased to have reached the platinum level and hope to maintain our TravelSmart efforts throughout this year too!…Continue
It's the end of a busy start to the year and I can hear everyone breathing a sigh of relief!
Well done to all schools that took on the challenge of organising activities for National Bike to School Day! It's not so important whether students rode their bikes or walked, or whether the event was on March 22nd or later. What is most important is that you have all contributed to shifting some tricky social norms! Getting some cars off the road and encouraging active travel to school is…Continue
Success PS TravelSmart Team has created a plan for Walk Safely to School Day, which is on Friday 24th May. Students at Success will participate in a poster competition to help promote the event. The book "Ten Tiny Things" will be read to students to promote the adventure of walking to school. I hope you find the plan useful.…Continue
You are invited to have a go at using competitive spirit to spur your TravelSmarties into action.
With NAPLAN out of the way, Term Two will see WA’s TravelSmart schools vying for two 2013 titles!
Over six weeks each school will tally their TravelSmart (active travel) numbers one day a week and…Continue
Today we held our first Travel Smart activity for the year. About 120 students, staff and parents met before school at a local park and walked from there to school where they enjoyed a delicious and nutritious breakfast curteously of our friends at the City of Cockburn. …Continue
Yesterday the Success TravelSmart committee met together to brainstorm ideas for Walk Safely to School. The students come up with some great ideas, which will hopefully help other schools.Walk Safely to School Day Brainstorm.pdf
If any more inspiration is necessary, check out Project Wild Thing (www.projectwildthing.com).
The journal Annals of Behavioural Medicine also has a supplemental issue on active living which has some relevant articles: http://link.springer.com/journal/12160/45/1/suppl/page/1.
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Choosing the Travel Smart Team...
With so many of our students keen to be involved and a limited number of places on the Team, we decided to run a selection process to determine who would be invited onto the Travel Smart Team.
We kept the process pretty simple to allow for the largest number of applicants as possible but at the same time we wanted to ensure the most motivated and interested students were selected. In order to achieve these goals, students from years 5, 6 &…Continue
We will be having a Travel Smart launch at St Jerome's next week. Last week I got the faction captains to conduct the 'Hands Up' Travel Survey in all our classes from years 1-6. After tallying all the results I was appalled to discover only 8% of our students use active transport as a way of getting to school! Hopefully we will see some improvements over the next few months.
Our TravelSmarties team met again today to discuss plans for the upcoming Walk Safely to School day on Friday 24th May. Every member of the team has been walking, cycling or catching public transport to school for many years... so they know a lot about road safety and are excellent role models for other students at Phoenix Primary.
The team has made a library display about how to come to school safely, in preparation for Walk Safely to School Day. Here's a photo of our 2013 team in…Continue
CONNECTING SCHOOLS GRANT
The Department of Transport is pleased to announce the launch of the Connecting Schools Grant.
What is it?
This year Redcliffe Primary School decided to take a whole school approach to recognising and celebrating Bike Week (16th – 24th March). After discussion at staff meetings the staff at our school decided that we would all teach health lessons based on bike safety and being active in the classrooms during Bike Week (which also coincided with National Ride2School Day).
After some help from Emily, our City of Belmont TravelSmart helper, we found some…Continue
Thanks to the City of Cockburn, we have distributed these pamphlets to every family at HPS ... check out the attachment!City%20of%20Cockburn%20pamphlet%20-%20Road%20Safety%20Schools%20.pdf