A whopping 166 students chose active travel (bike, scoot, skate, bus, walk) for our Ride to School Day last Friday. That's 48% of the school and a significant increase since our initial 'hands up' survey of 21%. That accounts for at least 80 less cars coming to school, alleviating traffic congestion and doing wonders for student health and the environment!
A big success on the day was our 'park and ride' initiative (a response to a parent survey) to provide a viable option for families living more than 5km from school. Thirty students and at least twenty family members joined the sunny ride from our Foreshore to school. The mass group of yellow shirts was a public stand out as they rode through town to school. On arrival, students joined the 'carnival' like queues for a morning of breakfast, apple slinkies, the popular 'bike smoothie' maker that used pedal power and our bike mechanic session.
Health promotion officers from Foodbank and Cancer Council, as members of our committee, were also key champions on the day supporting these activities.
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