Participate in WALK SAFELY TO SCHOOL DAY on Friday 17th May
Simply sign up for Walk to School day on Friday May 17th, participate and send us your photos and we will put you in the draw for one of the following prizes:
- BIKE RACKS WORTH $400
- ONE OF 10 ACTIVITY KITS FOR YOUR SCHOOL WORTH $150
How can you participate
Map safe routes to school and organise and hold a supervised walk
Plan on hosting a healthy breakfast (perhaps you can get your canteen or local grocer involved to set up a breakfast)
- Display your walk to school promotional posters around your school.
Include Walk Safely to School Day information in school newsletters - you can use the template found here
Work with local police and road safety officers to make the school zones a safer place to walk in.
Use school assemblies to promote Walking to School.
Organise competitions with pedometers to measure steps take to school by each class and measure how far around Australia this would take them.
To take part, follow these three easy steps:
1. Go to Walk Safely to School day webpages and sign your school up (1st step is optional, you can do all your own promotion if you prefer).
2. Arrange to promote the event to your school community and take part in the day.
3. Send us by email; details and pictures of your school participating.
Entry must be received by Monday 27th May.
From there we will enter your school in the prize draw to win some great giveaways.
Download the Walk Safely to School Challenge Poster
Active Travel Pilot
Two Western Sydney secondary schools and one primary school are taking part in a pilot which aims to increase the number of students actively commuting to and from school. With benefits extending beyond health and into the classroom, the Department of Education, Parramatta Council, Blacktown Council and Population Health will support students to develop and implement an active travel plan.
More information regarding the Western Sydney pilot is coming soon.
For more information regarding active travel, visit the Healthy Kids website.
CHILDREN'S ACTIVE TRAVEL
Mt Druitt Public School Pilot
Mount Druitt Public School has been working with us on a pilot program to encourage their children to walk safely to school. This has involved a sticker and poster competition where the children designed their own messages, a selection were made into stickers and posters.
The School hosted a Walk to School Day on the 29th November 2017 offering a healthy breakfast for the children. Some of the posters and stickers created by students are featured below:
If you would like more details about how you can encourage Active Travel at your School please get in touch with the Live Life Well @ School team: WSLHD-LLWats@health.nsw.gov.au