At Swan view primary school, we committed to actively promoting an active transport event once per term. The National “Ride 2 School” day on the 19th of March fitted in perfectly for term 1 2021, and we were blessed with beautiful weather. Once again our proactive canteen manager, Teresa joined in on the promotion by offering a piece of fruit for the students who came to school using active transport. A $2 meal deal was also offered. At Lunch time we had a “Le Tour De School” to the basketball courts where all cyclists and scooter riders participated in a slow race across the courts. The winner was the student who could ride or scooter across the courts the slowest, in a straight line and without putting their feet on the ground. Some excellent balance skills were displayed. Afterwards the tour continued to the canteen were all the happy participants received an icy pole. We were pleased with the active transport improvement for the day with a 49% increase in cycling and an 11% increase in walking and the corresponding reduction in car use. Some of the students have now taken to cycling every day, a behaviour change that is very pleasing.
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