Student numbers wheeling and walking to school had fallen over the winter months, so what better way to kick start getting out of our cars for Spring 2020 than our second Hillcrest WOW Day.
We counted only 6 bikes in the our bike racks a few weeks ago, and that is not surprising given that our bike rack area requires an upgrade. Check out the pictures below. Today for WOW day we had 54 bikes and scooters with no where to park and lock. Our bike rack is also in the weather, further discouraging families from riding or scootering to school. Hillcrest PS is seriously chasing a Your Move upgrade!
WOW Day is also good chance for students to put in practice classroom education. Year 4 students have been learning about bike safety, so they knew the rules are no riding with your hands off the handlebars and make sure you have checked your helmet and have it securely on your head.
WOW Day is also about informing caregivers about a safe place to park down the hill from our school, at Hillcrest Reserve, so you can still get some exercise even if you can't ride or walk to school from home. Students, parents and teachers all met there at 8.20am this morning so that we could all wheel and walk together up the hill. A few teachers walked or got on their bike from home as well.
Our message is that Walking Or Wheeling is a great way for students to start the day - energised and ready for a day of learning. Students are able to add on healthy eating at breakfast club a few days a week .To top it off, it’s Cruiseday Tuesday every Tuesday now, so we can also be active at recess and lunch, on a day where the sun is shining and a top of 26 is expected. Hello Spring!
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