Covering new ground with our Connecting Schools Grant

Andrea Smithson
Albany Primary School

We are so close now to rounding out our Place Making initiative that was funded through a 2020 Connecting Schools Grant. The first part of the project has been focused on increasing the number of students who catch the bus to school, which is currently extremely low! It's been a real partnership approach to progress this, with the City of Albany and Swan Transit both helping out to work through the challenges of developing a map of local bus routes (which has not previously existed). A bespoke Albany Primary bus map is now almost a reality, which will be an invaluable resource to help educate the school community about how easy it really is to catch the bus to school.

The second part of the project is producing an Albany Primary active transport video, which is also super exiting! We've been able to harness some of the amazing creative talent we have locally to help us take the concept of promoting active transport, and take it to a whole new level by building a story about supporting our kid's independence. The filming is complete, and the final product will be ready soon. We will use the video to screen at assemblies, promote on the school and P+C social media pages, and use at parent meetings and K/PP orientations - and of course, share with the Your Move community! It'll be a valuable tool for years to come.

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James (Your Move)

Hi Andrea - Thanks for sharing how you are using your Connecting Schools grant for the bus mapping and AT video projects (that has earned you 40 points). They both sound really well thought out and I can't wait to see the results. I can see lots of stories to follow up how they are both used. Have a great break (if you get one!) 🤩.

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