First walk to school day for 2018

Kieran Moore
Piara Waters Primary School

We had our first walk to school day on Wednesday 14th Feb. It was brilliant. We had our new year 6 student Councillors at each gate handing out raffle tickets. We had a huge 457 students walk to school!!!! Our students all go into the draw and each assembly we pull out ten winners for each junior and senior assembly. The kids love waiting for the name to be read out and collecting an awesome prize. This year we will be calculating the highest percentage of walkers or riders in each class and they will awarded a certificate. This time we had a Pre-Primary class have 81% of their class walk or ride, setting a new all time record. Our highest senior class had 70% of their class. Such a great initiative and sparks some great conversations about healthy eating and well being. Its a great chance to free up some parking around the school and to chat to some of the parents as well as for our new parents to make new friends. We will be having a walk to school day three times a term for the rest of the year.

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This is a really amazing turn out for your first walk to school day!! Awesome work, what a great start to the year :)

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