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National Walk Safely to School Day

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Last Updated: 13/05/2016


National Walk Safely to School Day

Friday May 20 is National Walk Safely to School Day.  We will be participating in this to encourage students to walk and commute safely to school.

The objective of the day are:

  • To encourage parents and carers to walk to school with primary school age children and reinforce safe pedestrian behaviour.
  • To promote the health benefits of walking and help create regular walking habits at an early age.
  • To ensure that children up to 10 years old hold an adult's hand when crossing the road.
  • To help children develop the vital road-crossing skills they will need as they become mature pedestrians.
  • To reduce the car dependency habits that are being created at an early age and which will be difficult to change as children become adults.
  • To promote the use of Public Transport.
  • To reduce the level of air pollution created by motor vehicles.
  • To reduce the level of traffic congestion.

We will be offering a healthy breakfast to students who walk to school on the day, thanks to a grant from the Rockingham City Council.

We look forward to seeing lots of our students walking safely to school on Friday May 20!

 

 


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