We started Walk to School Wednesdays going again in Week 2, after the kids had settled back into school. Unfortunately, it did coincide with one of the rainiest mornings we have had in a long time. For many students, this meant that parents decided to drive them to school. It was, however, wonderful to see the amount of kids with raincoats on and umbrella in hand still walking to school. I’m sure it was a fresh start to the day!

Leaders visited classes to reward these students with raffle tickets and on Friday we decided to step up the prizes (from the loved badges) to a couple of umbrellas, a drink bottle and a backpack! The drawn students excitedly raced to the office to get their pick of these prizes. It felt really great to reward those kids who saw the value of walking even on a rainy day!

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James (Your Move)

Hi Irma - brilliant that you have kicked off your Walk2School Wednesdays for term 2, especially considering the extra challenges at the moment. I am so glad you have included umbrellas in your prize pack - citizens of Perth seem to have a real lack of umbrellas and often that is one of the reasons why we jump in the car. I love the image you paint of the students enthusiastically racing to receive their rewards. You have earned 90 points for your regular AT day activity plus a bonus 10 for the 'good read' factor.

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Hi Irma. Great to hear things are starting up again at Piara Waters for Term 2. Last Wednesday was terribly wet but things are looking much better for this week! Look forward to hearing more updates as the term ticks on. Cheers Carol-Ann

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