Wheels Day Program

Merinda Smith
Honeywood Primary School
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Honeywood PS has a culture of promoting active travel to and from school as well as during school hours. To achieve this we have increased our 2 "Wheels Days" per week to 3 times a week for our year 1-6 students.

To build our students capacity to become safe, confident riders/skaters and improve children's safety on the roads and pedestrians we provide opportunities to practice important skills. Our school has a set path in the school during breaks that they can enjoy riding their bikes, scooters or roller skates. Students and staff who don't have their wheels are still active participants in the program through the use of crossing walks, signage and following "road" safety rules.

We are so lucky to have the support of Your Move over the years to install bike parking facilities inside the school grounds so that parents do not need to take their child's bike home each morning and limiting the participation of the Wheels Days Program.

We also have installed bike parking facilities for families to park their bikes at the front of the school and walk their children to class to encourage families to ride to school together.

To prepare our Kindy and Pre-Primary for their participation in the Wheels Days in the "big school" they have their own bike track and Honeywood PS has purchased road signage for them to learn. This will increase their knowledge of their road safety skills and help with the transition to year 1.

Last week they got to enjoy the new road safety resources and we are so proud of how safe they are being while having fun!

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James (Your Move)

Hi Merinda - Yes, your Wheels Day has come a long was since its naissance as Wheels on Wednesday 😊. You have earned 40 points for your second WD update this term (plus 10 bonus for it being 3x a week!) and 20 points for your engaging story details. Thanks too for the reminder of your 2022 visitor bike parking additions. Have a lovely week 😁.

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