Our National Ride2School Day

Tasha Longman
Creaney Primary School

On Friday, the 13th of March, Creaney PS celebrated the Freaky Friday National Ride2School Day as our launch for the Your Move initiative. We had a lot of fun dressing up our bikes and scooters as we rode to school, rather than driving.

In preparation for our first event, I, the Phys. Ed. teacher, advertised National Ride2School at our mini-assembly that we call ‘Muster’. I also advertised it in our school newsletter and on our ClassDojo page as a way to communicate to our school’s families. I also had a meeting with the newly elected Faction Captains a few days prior to ensure they arrive to school at 8am on the day, hand out one raffle ticket per student who participated as they come through the gates, and to ensure students knew where to put their raffle ticket to enter the draw to win some prizes. Our Faction Captains also took the time and did a fantastic job ensuring students safely got their bikes at the end of the day.

There were 145 entries in our raffle draw, which meant there was a 418% increase of our students riding to school than when we did our first Hands Up Survey. WOW! Safe to say our first Your Move event, National Ride2School Day was a big success.

Enjoy some photos below of the ‘freaky’ decorations, our captains handing out tickets and the big smiling faces of those who chose a healthier lifestyle.

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James (Your Move)

I agree wholeheartedly that your R2SD has really kicked off Your Move at Creaney with a bang! Your students certainly seem to have a good understanding of the concept of "freaky" - especially that cow skull on the handlebars! You earned 40 points for the actual day, 20 for the dress up element, 10 for making it such a good read, and another 10 for reflecting on the travel behaviour change impact (418% increase in cycling - wow!). I wonder what you have planned next!

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