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December 2011 Blog Posts (5)

What are you committed to creating?

Student’s at the Awards made pledges about an action they’d like to take on materials that will be made into flags available on loan for your events. Snippets include…


“I pledge that next year we will do “Tour De Wembley”

“I’m going to try and get a basket on my bike so that I can ride to the shops and not have to use a plastic bag”

“I pledge that I will walk to school 5 times in 2 weeks”

“I pledge that I will help the new chum TravelSmart…


Added by Emma Jack (TravelSmart) on December 7, 2011 at 13:36 — No Comments

Emissions Reduction Currency Circulating at Coolbinia

A boya for a bunch of silverbeet? Coolbinia Primary School are trading an innovative local currency throughout fetes and garden produce stalls at assemblies. Students are awarded boya notes (used like money, or vouchers) in recognition of greenhouse gas emissions reductions. Achievements such as the 2,000km covered by Walking School Bus participants and the implementation of other TravelSmart initiatives this year prevented the equivalent of 540kg of carbon dioxide from entering the…


Added by Emma Jack (TravelSmart) on December 7, 2011 at 12:52 — No Comments

October All Walked Over

Did your school host a Walk to School Day breakfast in October? We want to see your photos. October 26 saw schools across the country holding special events as part of Walk Week promotions. Willi Walka has been hugely busy (as per usual!).


Breakfast treats spotted out and about included muffins, toad in a hole, fruit, sultana packs, apple slinkies, piklets w jam, cereal, toast and more! This year, an estimated 30,000…


Added by Emma Jack (TravelSmart) on December 7, 2011 at 12:48 — No Comments

Awards Season Kicks off in Ceremonial Style

A craft explosion in the Department of Transport’s Exhibition Hall; live theatre and superhero capes on the red carpet; animoto and stop animation video screenings; and paper aeroplanes flying high with inspiring ideas …just a few highlights from the TravelSmart to Schools Awards. Fifty-three students across years 4-7, accompanied by teachers and local government Travel Smart Officers recently celebrated their 2011 achievements. St Augustines, Wembley, Cottesloe, Redcliffe, Coolbinia and…


Added by Emma Jack (TravelSmart) on December 7, 2011 at 12:35 — No Comments

Drum roll please... and the WINNERS are!

As each TravelSmart team progresses along their TravelSmart journey we acknowledge their milestones through our program. Congratulations to 2011 recipients:



Cottesloe PS

Wembley PS






St Augustine's



The recent Awards ceremony saw all sorts of creative acknowledgements. Most Innovative…


Added by Emma Jack (TravelSmart) on December 7, 2011 at 12:30 — No Comments

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