Hillcrest Primary School has joined "Your Move" as a result of an item raised by members of the Year 6 School Council.
Students who ride and scooter to school have a bike rack but no shelter for their bikes and scooters from the weather and rain. This is reducing the number of students who are willing to ride and scooter to school as parents do not want their bikes and scooters left in the rain over winter.
The School Council will work with the school to find an appropriate location and secure the funds to install a shelter and this will be their gift to the school community for future years.
While undertaking this goal, the School Council will be discussing at their next meeting different ways to promote non-car travel to the whole school community. They are planning to set up "Your Move" meeting points for getting to school and getting home; make short videos of student’s experience of riding to school; talk to the school about reducing access for car drop off and pick up for older students to ease congestion; having a scooter day; having a breakfast club for students who walk, scooter or ride a bike at least some of the way to school; and put out an ideas box for other students to contribute.
The next school newsletter will outline the coming activities and encourage non-car transport to school, because it is fun to travel to school with your friends from a designated meeting point.
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