End of Year Hands up Survey

Abbi Kerimofski
Harrisdale Primary School

At Harrisdale Primary School we conducted a Hands Up Survey in mid-May, this was again repeated in mid-December. When comparing results, it is evident that these were roughly the same, with a 1% decrease in travel by car and bicycle in the end of year survey compared to the mid-year survey and a 1% increase in students walking, when comparing both surveys. As a large primary school with over 1100 students at Harrisdale Primary School we find it beneficial to complete Hands Up Surveys throughout the year as it indicates where facilities may need improving, such as bike and scooter racks and the likes. The Harrisdale Primary School P&C have been working towards the introduction of a lollipop person to assist students and parents when walking to and from school. The process for this is a main goal for HPS in 2020.

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James (Your Move)

Hi Abbi - unfortunately the surveys can be affected by a number of factors such as weather and school events. On average Your Move initiatives have around 5% to 20% positive impact on reducing car trips, so you can remain optimistic about the effect you and the P&C are having with your initiatives. Good to hear you are taking steps to gain a crossing guard. Clearly your group has been doing a bit of planning so I have given you 15 points for "scheduling a regular planning session", plus 10 for sharing the details.

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