Walk Safely to School Day 2022

Melissa Coxall

Walking to school helps children start the day relaxed and refreshed and has the added benefit of reducing traffic congestion around the school. This was exactly the case last Friday when more than 80 Mount Lockyer Primary School students participated in the National Walk Safely to School Day.

Mr Swann and Mr Tamlin met a large cohort of students, parents, carers, younger siblings and four-legged friends at Coles Orana to begin the 2.2km journey. Making the most of the sunshine and fresh air, the enthusiastic group walked and rode to school following footpaths to find amazing traffic warden, Luke, waiting to help them cross the road safely.

The very organised Year 6 Leadership group greeted excited students with stickers, tattoos and raffle tickets. Four lucky raffle winners each won a $10 Paperbark voucher and free entry to the pool. Congratulations Seth, Michael, Lexi and Anna!

Well done to all the students that participated in the National Walk Safely to School event and a huge thank you to the parents and staff that dedicated their time to making it happen.

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James (Your Move)

Look at those beautiful blue skies over Mt Lockyer! That is a brilliant shot of the hordes of walkers at the starting point. You have earned 40 points for your WS2SD event, 25 points for including a Park & Walk activity, 20 points for your engaging story and 5 points for including your excellent participation numbers. Did you know that you can also earn 25 points if you do a "Thank a Traffic Warden" activity? There are some good resources for that here: https://www.wa.gov.au/government/publications/national-road-safety-week-2022-printable-resources

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