Fantastic Fume Free Fridays

Tammy McEwan
Bassendean Primary School

Half way through term 3 and our Fume Free Fridays have been a great success at Bassendean Primary School. Rain or sunshine, we have students and families riding their bikes, scootering or walking to school.

Since the introduction of our Fume Free Fridays at the start of this term, we have seen a 32% decrease in the percentage of people driving, which is 'fantastic' for our environment. Just as importantly, a 23% increase in walking and a 75% increase in riding and scootering, which is 'fantastic' for our bodies and minds. Way to go Basso!

Congratulations also must go to the Year 1s in Room 4 who won our class prize today with a whopping 82% of active travellers. They were closely followed by the Year 2s in Room 7 with 80%. The Year 1s each received a Your Move slap band and tattoo and they loved it!

We awarded our first two Your Move prize pack winners at our Week 3 assembly. The anticipation and excitement was electric. Congratulations to Frankie and Olive who took home a Your Move backpack filled with active travel goodies thanks to Your Move.

The parents at BPS also think the Fume Free Fridays are 'fantastic'. Numerous parents have commented about how easy it is to get to school without the hassle of finding parking, how much their children enjoy riding or walking or scootering, and how the Your Move prize packs are such an incentive to get them all active. Parents and kids are meeting up and travelling to school together giving them a chance to socialise and have fun with their friends on their way to school.

So many wins for the Bassendean community thanks to Your Move. Let's keep aiming to further improve our rates of active travel and stay tuned for the next Your Move prize pack winners.

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James (Your Move)

How satisfying! Not only some very positive active travel results, but such good feedback from the families too 😃. Bassendean PS has earned 90 points for your second term update of FFF, 60 points for your interclass competition and 30 points for sharing so many details (including those excellent results 😁). Have a super weekend Tammy!

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