Term 3 action at APS

Andrea Smithson
Albany Primary School

It's been a busy couple of weeks at Albany Primary School - we've got a new group of Year 5 students taking on the Your Move student team roles for this semester, and their first task was to conduct the Term 3 Hands Up survey. We do our survey every term, for a couple of reasons. One is that it gives us some more detailed data so that we can better identify trends over time, and also allows us to compare term to term. The other reason is that it helps our student team to be more involved and visible to the rest of the school.

The results were positive - a 2% decrease in driving compared to our Term 2 survey, and an 8% decrease compared to the same time last year. Small steps, but we are heading in the right direction.

Term 3 has also seen one of our Year 6 teachers, Mrs Mercer, take part in the Cycling Australia School Teacher's training course - which means she will now be an accredited coach. This is great news for our Year 6's who head off to Rottnest for camp each year!

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James (Your Move)

Thanks for sharing the positive results for term 3 Andrea. Yes - it is definitely good to keep the exposure of the YM program up to the school. Was it Oscar Wilde (or maybe Andy Warhol?) who said there is no such thing as bad publicity? Great to hear also that Mrs Mercer's involvement in the cycle training activity will be put in action at Rottnest in October! You earned 25 points for the teacher cycle training course, plus a bonus 10 points for all the extra details.

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Hi Andrea. Thanks for the insights into why you collect HUS data each term. Great news on the decrease in driving this term compared to Term 2 as Term 3 is usually when people hop back in their cars due to winter weather but great APS are bucking the trend. Also good news that your results are showing a shift between Term 3 last year and Term 3 this year. All your hard work encouaging AT is having a big impact on travel behaviour!

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