Ride2School Day 2020

Sue James
Thornlie SHS
71

We had a very successful National Ride2School day on Friday 13 March 2020. Members of the Your Move committee greeted students as they arrived with a ticket in a raffle. If they were wearing a helmet then they got a second ticket as positive reinforcement for doing the right thing.

We had 78 students who rode to school on their bike or scooter. There were 15 students who got a second ticket for wearing a helmet and 86 tickets were given out. Some students chose not to participate in the raffle. We are not sure why.

The raffle was made up of prizes that had been donated by Anaconda (a new Vision Street Wear Fat Whip Street Scooter), Mr Chris Tallentire MP of Gosnells (2 x $25 bike shop vouchers, the Manolas family (2x $10 canteen vouchers) and the Nelson family (bike lock).

At recess we had a morning tea for the Your Move committee and the student councillors and Mr Chris Tallentire MP drew the raffle and presented the prizes to delighted students who were in year 7 to year 11.

We would like to thank our donors, Anaconda, Mr Chris Tallentire, the Manolas family and the Nelson family for making our Ride2School day very special.

We are looking forward to conducting more activities to promote more active travel to school once the COVID 19 pandemic has resolved. Until that happens we will promote riding to school at the moment as a way of getting some exercise while gyms and swimming pools are closed!

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James (Your Move)

I'm glad you managed to get in your update on Ride2School day before any more progression towards shutdown. It's looks like it was a really successful and well received event. Well done for getting support for prizes from a wide base too! You have earned 40 points for the day, plus 10 for the depth of the story and another 5 for sharing the participation numbers.

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