Supporting local schools

Kirsten Beckingham
City of Armadale

At the City of Armadale, we have been working towards making sure the approval process for wayfinding signage and stencilling activities on footpaths is easier for local Your Move schools who are claiming this reward. We have streamlined the process to ensure schools do not have to go through multiple departments to access the approval and have recently supported two local schools with this. This ensures that the City is able to support participating Your Move schools to continue to encourage people to walk, ride or scoot to school through the wayfinding signage and stencilling activities.

We have also been supporting local schools by dropping off the City's Blender Bike or running the Blender Bike activity to add to the excitement of their Ride or Walk to School days. The Blender Bike activity furthers supports active transport by encouraging physical activity and healthy eating by blending up a smoothie through a blender attached to the bike.

Mayor Ruth Butterfield recently joined kids from Aspiri Primary School in spray-painting footprints around Piara Waters to further raise awareness through local media of the work local schools are doing to encourage their students to participate in active transport.

The City's Health and Wellbeing Officer also recently supported Harrisdale Primary School by running the Blender Bike activity at their annual Walk & Ride to School Day, offering students free smoothies and a ride on the Blender Bike.

To find out more about the City's involvement in the Your Move program, visit our website here:

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James (Your Move)

Hi again Kirsten - thanks for sharing some of the ways that you have been helping schools in the City of Armadale. An engaged and pro-active council can make all the difference to how much a school can achieve in increasing active travel. I have given you 25 points for your efforts in getting Your Move and active travel into the local press, plus 30 points for streamlining processes and actively supporting your schools. You also earned 20 points for sharing so much info, including the scan of the media story.

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