Encouraging Active Kids

Heather Barrett

We've had such a busy first term with our new efforts to promote active lifestyles and bike/road safety. The enthusiastic response from our students and families has been overwhelming - from beautiful hand-drawn posters to our lovely community volunteers at Ride2School Day, the engagement has been phenomenal.

What better way to encourage active lifestyles than building it into our regular high student attendance celebrations?! Neerigen Brook P.S. has made a commitment to supporting our students and families in getting to and from school safely to keep our school attendance high. Each term, we acknowledge our attendance superstars who have gone above and beyond to make every day at school count. Students who have met and exceeded our attendance goals are entered into a raffle to win an amazing prize donated by one of our lovely community sponsors.

We'd love to see more kids riding and scootering to school - but we need to help them with the basics first. This term, for our attendance superstars, we have raffled off four phenomenal bikes donated by Hope Community Services. The lucky student winners were presented with a bike and a helmet to help make their journey to and from school as safe as possible.

Caption: our four lucky winners with our Principal, Lesley Barrett.

Supporting our students to be the happiest, healthiest versions of themselves is our mission. We can't wait to see these kids using their brand new bikes, and we'll be sure to keep you all updated!

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James (Your Move)

Thanks for sharing this initiative to reward good attendance with a bike raffle - it has earned you 25 points, plus 10 for your detailed explanation. The winners certainly look very happy and no doubt keen to put their new bikes into action. Can you explain a little what the process/criteria was with Hope Community Services to access the funding?

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