Walk Safely to School Day

Paul O'Donnell
St Joseph's College

Friday 18th May was Walk Safely To School Day, in its 19th year this campaign looks to promote road safety and healthy active lifestyles. The autumn conditions were perfect which meant St Joseph’s College was very well represented with a large turnout of over 100 staff, students and parents taking part in the short walk from Spencer Park IGA to the College. Each student (and some adults) were given stickers which acknowledged that they had taken part the nation-wide activity. I would like to say a huge thank you to all of the parents that walked with their children and also to all of the staff who made time in their busy day to walk safely to school – we look forward to an even bigger day next year!!!

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Hi Paul. Thanks for sharing your story. This is a great example of using the Park and Walk strategy. It is ideal for families and teachers who live a long way from school and can't walk the whole way. I look forward to seeing if you can bet 100 next year. All the best.

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James (Your Move)

Thanks for sharing your WS2SD event Paul. You received 40 activity points for running an event and another 5 bonus points for reporting your participation rates. Remember to let us know about any other events you do!

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