Noranda Primary joined Your Move late last year to try tackle some of the car traffic and parking issues we are experiencing around drop off and pick up times.
At the start of 2020 we are still seeing a lot of cars around the school so we have a lot of work to do, to encourage our students to rethink how they get to school and consider walking, cycling and scooting where possible as an alternative.
To get the ball rolling, on Wednesday, thanks to the Department of Transport Teacher Relief Initiative, I spent half a day planning activities for the next few months to get Your Move really up and running at Noranda PS.
During this time, I meet with the student team over lunch, to talk through ideas and lock down a few firm dates to run events throughout 2020.
The time also gave me an opportunity to collect our Start of Year Hands Up Survey data, which reveals an alarming, but not surprising, high number of car trips to school. On the positive we have plenty of potential for change!
I also spent some time booking our excursion to the Constable Care Safety School, an excursion we received through the Your Move grants program last year. We should be attending the Safety School in late May, early June, and I am very excited to see our kids get an opportunity to visit the school, improve their bike handling skills and hopefully see more of these students then using a bike to get to school.
It was also a great opportunity for me to spend some time on the Your Move website reading other school stories to learn what they have trialled and what has worked well for them and exploring the resources.
All in all, I feel so much more prepared to get started with Your Move in 2020!
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