Well done to everyone who walked and rode to school on Friday for Footprint Friday! The winners were - Archie Hall (1st), Alysha Harvey (2nd) and Luke Anderson (3rd). Congratulations! These students have won gift vouchers ($80 and $50) and some Your Move merch! Watch this space for the next Footprint Friday announcement as we will be running another before the end of the year!
Baldivis Secondary College's stories
Last week Miss Truss, Mr Hill and Mr Svendsen attended the biannual Your Move Awards at the Convention and Exhibition Centre. Baldivis Secondary College were awarded the 'Innovate Award', placing 1st out of all the Your Move WA schools for our Year 7 Transition Project.
Miss Truss and the Green Team implemented this program at the end of 2017 targeting families before the students started Year 7 with lots of great transport information and resources. Once the students got to school, they participated in a number of workshops embedded in the Science curriculum. These workshops involved the Green Team student leaders to foster peer to peer learning.
The Transition Project helps minimise the stress of the move to high school, supports students to develop independence and resilience, and connect positively with their local community. Parents and children alike have reported feeling more confident in choosing independent travel options, and staff have observed reduced vehicle traffic around the school. BSC has also achieved Platinum Accreditation status, thanks to the Green Team's work on the Your Move Program throughout the 2018 year.
What a bunch of amazing kids we have in our Green Team at BSC! Second day of school and we had basically the whole team turn up for our weekly lunch time meeting! The Green Team were put to work straight away today as they added the finishing touches to their stories for our up and coming YourMovie! We are aiming to be ready to start filming by week 3 or 4 this term! Watch this space.
Hi to all of the Your Move coordinators! I thought I would share the application form that I use with the students at Baldivis if they want to join our Green Team. Feel free to download and use/edit! Jess.
Today Baldivis Secondary College hosted our first Clubs Expo! The Green Team were featured at the very front of the Theatre with information and photos from all of the activities and competitions that we have run as the TravelSmart and YourMove Green Team over the last 5 years. We had Caileb, Jordan and Daniele manning the stand throughout the day telling everyone about the amazing things we do. We also handed out more than 20 application forms for students to join the Green Team!
Our very own Green Team member Bella won a place in this years Science Fair for Science Week. Her project looked at which detergent is the most 'green' in terms of sustainability. You are awesome, Bella. Well done!
It's been a busy few weeks at Baldivis Secondary College on the Your Move front. After filming last week, our Green Team were back to work on their own film, the 'YourMovie'. We came up with a story board for the YourMovie and next week we will move on to script writing.
We also completed a Hands Up Survey this week. During filming last week we realised that in order to accurately compare data between years, we need to make sure we are collecting travel data from each year group instead of the whole school as a whole. We edited our Google Form to show this and although it takes a little longer, it will be great once teachers get used to doing it. As rego only runs for a short time in the mornings, it took a few days to collect data from every rego class, but we did manage to get most of it!
Yesterday we had Emma Jack from the Department of Transport come in with a film crew led by Chris to shoot a film covering the work that Baldivis Secondary College and the Green Team has done in regards to educating our Year 7 students about Your Move and the importance of active travel. In Term 1, we posted a story about the Year 7 transition workshop that was run with all of our Year 7 classes. We filmed the Green Team running a Footprint Friday at the beginning of the day, we had two members of our Green Team (Bella and Caileb) speaking about what the Green Team's role is at our college, and we also had our Principle, Mr Svendsen and myself, Miss Truss, talking about the workshop project and work that we have done with the Year 7s. We can't wait to see the finished product and to share it with the YM world!
In the Green Team meeting today on the 26th of June the group is working on our Your Move movie (or Your Movie). We split into three groups to work on story boards for the movie, focused on the "Fear of abduction", "Fear of accident" and "Fear of bullying" to target some of the main points we wish to cover in the movie.
In our weekly meeting today, the Green Team has started planning for the 'Your Movie', this is to help promote what we do in the green team and for the promotion of Your Move as well. We need to gather many different pieces of equipment to help us produce this short film. The team will need to connect with the Media/film students (potentially also teachers). Equipment will be a key part in the efficiency of this film and the following items will be necessary, assigning roles, script writing, scheduling times for filming. The film will be targeted towards the student, teachers and parents of the our school, to help educate people on the Your Move program. - Bella
Today at lunch time we celebrated the efforts of our YM Green Team in organising and running all of the Bike Week events last week. Icy poles were much deserved! We also discussed ideas for our next event which will be Walk Safely to School Day on the 18th of May.
Oops! I forgot to post the pictures and winners of our Bike Race for Bike Week competition. Our YM Green Team did an awesome job at running this event on Wednesday. We had over 40 competitors and had 4 bike races (one for year 7s, 8s, 9s and a mixed 10s, 11s and 12s race. Our racers were required to cycle around the oval (it was so hot outside so we had our Green Team add some water obstacles into the race which they had so much fun doing). Our winners were Felix Prowse (year 7), Dion Alves (year 8), Ethan Donaghy (year 9) and Jack Thompson (year 10). They also loved receiving their bike repair kits for prizes as well as some other goodies such as socks, bike pumps and Coffee Club vouchers. Another amazing effort by our Green Team and from all of the racers that got involved! We also had a huge crowd of students and teachers out to support the cause and have been featured on our school's Facebook page. Again, thank you so much to everyone who got involved and helped out.
It has been a huge week regarding everything bikes on the Baldivis front. After a number of registration class competitions, our Wednesday at lunch time Bike Race event for Bike Week and our YM Green Team giving out raffle tickets every morning of bike week to those students who rode to school, we have finally ended with a bang! On Friday we picked the winners of the Bike Week raffle and a big congratulations to Ben Gschwentner, Cameron King and Tarquinn Kumera who were out 1st, 2nd and 3rd winner respectively. Ben left a very happy biker with an $80 gift card to Athletes Foot and Cameron left extremely chuffed and rode home with a new bike pump in his bag. We also gave away our three bike repair kits to the Bike Race winners (will have to buy some more of these, thanks YM!). I would love to give a massive thanks to our Green Team who amaze me every time we have an event with their amazing leadership and the passion they bring to our team. Well done to everyone involved and we can't wait for our next event to be just as successful in encouraging our student body to be active commuters to school.
A few weeks ago I held a meeting with all of the Year 7 teachers in our Science Department to discuss (and teach them) about the Your Move program that I run with the Green Team. The aim of the meeting was to educate our Science staff about the resources that our school has available to encourage and help students actively commute to and from school (and around the wider community), so they could then teach their own classes. The goal was to have the same lesson delivered to our entire Year 7 cohort as part of their high school transition and to continue this in years to come as part of incorporating Sustainability into our Science curriculum and programs. The workshop to be delivered to each Year 7 class was presented to all of the teachers by myself and they were then happy to carry on the process with their own classes. The workshop included talking through our BSC Your Move access guide which shows the most common and safe walking, riding and bus routes to and from school around the Baldivis Community. Teachers then asked their students to find their house and write down what walking, cycling and bus route they would take to school and what number bus they would use. We also ran through a fact sheet on Smart Riders, Transperth rules and how to use the Transport plan a journey website to commute around Perth as well as the Your Move plan a journey webpage to commute around Baldivis. The feedback that I received from our Year 7 Science teachers was fantastic and all students seemed to get really involved in the lesson. As Science teachers, some of us decided to extend on the workshop a little and ask the students to complete an activity that incorporated some Scientific Method inquiry skills. Students were asked to write down a procedure on how they would teach someone else to use the Your Move plan a journey webpage to plan a trip using correct Scientific Method. Thank you to all of my colleagues for being so enthusiastic about getting our Year 7s involved in this workshop!
Registration groups have been getting involved in the YM Green Team's Bike Week competitions over the last week! Our Green Team quickly worked throughout lunch time today to score all of the competitions and we have the winners of the icy poles, VIVOs, Boomer Shield points and raffle tickets!
The Bike Week Questionnaire winners: 1st - Rixom 2 with 42 points, 2nd - Rixom 1 with 41 points, 3rd - Mackinnon 8 and Mackinnon 11 tied with 40 points.
Their prize was Boomer shield points, which is a competition run throughout the year to promote and encourage collaboration amongst rego classes.
The Design a Bike competition winners (shout out to Peel 7 for adding a compost bin to their bike - see pics below) 1st – Peel 7, 2nd – Peel 8, 3rd – Peel 14. Their prize was raffle tickets for every students in the rego class.
The Green Regos competition (the most sustainable rego) winners: 1st – Rixom 2 with 82% of students taking active transport to school, 2nd – Peel 14 with 80% of students taking active transport to school and 3rd – Peel 7.03 with 79% of students taking active transport to school. The winner for most walkers was Peel 13 with 10 students and the winner for most riders was Mackinnon 7 and Peel 7.3. Their prizes were Boomer Shield points, VIVO points for everyone in each rego and icy poles for everyone in the rego class that came 1st which was Rixom 2.
We have also had our YM Green Team coming to school early every morning this week and monitoring the bike racks to give out raffle tickets to all students who ride their bike to school. Prizes for the big Bike Week raffle will be drawn on Friday! Tomorrow we have our lunch time Bike Race competition with over 40 students signed up to participate! Watch this space :)
During Week 8 Baldivis Secondary College is participating in Bike Week! Next week we are holding a bike race and raffles. This week we are also giving all rego classes chances to win prizes from doing quizzes and fun activities during registration every morning. The roles for our Green Team to perform on the day of the bike race: we have two timers (Bella and Kye), two managers (Keshav and Caileb), three recorders (Daniel, John and Cameron) and two commentators (Tamieka and Jordan). We also have a large selection of prizes, including gift vouchers, bike accessories and vivos. Some of our members are also taking shifts at the bike racks in the morning during Bike week to hand out raffle tickets to students who ride their bike with helmets. Attached are the quizzes that will be going out to rego classes at the end of this week.
This week in our weekly Tuesday Green Team meeting we put our artistic skills to work and prepared some posters advertising Bike Week. We have decided to run a similar competition to our Footprint Fridays every day during Bike Week and give out raffle tickets to any student who rides to school. At the end of Bike Week on Friday the winner will be drawn and receive some awesome YM prizes (which Miss Truss received in the mail today, thanks Trevor and the guys at YM for sorting this out for us, we really, really appreciate it). Miss Truss has also been working with our youth worker Leigh to organise some fun things to be included in our Bike Week bike race (watch this space). We have included the sign up sheet that will be put in registration folders next week asking students to sign up if they'd like to be part of the bike race.
All of our Green Team members are currently planning activity ideas for bike week and discussing different ideas through a brainstorm. Our first idea is to hand out raffle tickets to all those who ride to school, we will run the raffle giving out tickets every morning of the week just like our Footprint Friday events. It will be advertised that the more days you ride to school, the more raffle tickets you'll obtain and have a higher chance of winning the raffle.
Our second idea is a bike competition which is basically a timed race and an obstacle course on the oval. Our aim is to get an increase of students riding to school for bike week.
In our meeting today we also counted how many raffle tickets we gave out on Friday for Footprint Friday and had a total of 184. This is how many students walked or rode to school AND came through the front gates. We also came up with a roster of who will monitor the bike racks and give out raffle tickets each day for Bike week.
Today our Green Team hosted the first Footprint Friday for the 2018 year. Our Green Team got to school at 7:15 for breakfast club and then headed out to the front gates to start giving out raffle tickets to all of the students who rode and walked to school. Another fantastic job to our Green Team for not only their commitment to getting to school so early but also for their efforts in promoting walking and riding to everyone who walked through the gates. Our prize winners were chuffed! Well done Tyler Forsythe, Jascinta Rayner (who is part of our Green Team and was the first one at school today to help out!) and Jesse Martin. Happy voucher spending!
Hey everyone! In the last two weeks, Dannielle and myself Heidi went to the Baldivis Children's Forest to run some workshops about Your Move to the new year 7s. The workshop ran successfully and they thoroughly enjoyed the games and activities. Since the workshop, we have gained many new members and have encouraged many new young environmental leaders! The kids were guinea pigs for this workshop, and we can now use the workshop again, and again for many green team members to come! Also Daniele and I were luckily enough on the weekend to go on a private workshop with Millennial Kids and met the founder and creator, Cat, of the Your Move government programme!
In the first few weeks of Term our school website has been going through a YourMove makeover! Visit www.baldivissc.wa.edu.au to see what we've been up to! We have the new Access maps available through multiple links on the website, instructions and information for our new Year 7 students and have our YourMove Green Team being advertised all over!
On Friday Miss Truss and Mr Hill took a group of our Green Team long-timers out for a mini excursion where we walked around the Rivergums estate to follow up with our stencils project from Term 4 last year. We got the chance to have a good look at our new stencils which are located 2, 5 and 10 minutes walk away from the college along 4 of the most common walking routes that our students take to school. A great job by our Green Team and also the City of Rockingham for having these installed for us! To thank the team we shouted them to a healthy Boost Juice half way through our walk.
Towards the end of last year, our Green Team at BSC organised the implementation of our Stencils Project in our local area. The idea behind this was to encourage a more sustainable way of traveling to and from school. The stencils have been placed and painted over the 2017 school holidays, and we are planning an excursion this Friday (week 3, 16th of February) to take photos and record our efforts.
Only a little over two weeks until we are back to school to start 2018! We have so many things to look forward to this year on the YourMove front and can't wait to continue to build our YourMove Green Team and encourage the students and wider community at Baldivis to be active and healthy in their travels and lifestyle. To start off, we are hopefully going to see the implantation of the footpath stencils before the start of Term 1 (watch this space). Secondly, we have received our Access Map which is a resource to be used by our students and parents showing the most commonly used routes to walk or ride to the College as well as bus serves and timetables. Thanks so much to Emma Jack at YourMove and the Department of Transport for organising this for us!
On Friday 1 December, our Green Team presented their Primary School workshop that they have been working really hard on in the last few weeks. This workshop will be presented by them to some of our local Primary Schools next year in order to promote walking and riding as common transportation methods to and from school. The aim of this workshop is to connect our local Primary School environmental leaders and future high school students. Our Green Team did a fantastic job. Thanks to Heidi for coordinating the workshop and taking an active role in the organisation process.
Today I attended the YourMove 'Why getting active makes us feel so good' workshop. These Department of Transport events are always so fantastic to increase networking, get new ideas and overall feel inspired to be able to help our kids and the wider community be more active and healthy. We had the opportunity today to hear from some guest speakers which provided us all with an insight into the data and statistics of children, adolescent and adult health and physical activity in Australia, the advantages of being active in a workplace and some fantastic ideas to motivate and encourage people to do these things. Not only did I gain some inspiration and ideas to try back at school, with the help of Emma, we also transformed the famous Hands up Survey into a google form in the hope that this will increase staff participation numbers at our school. This will be trialled tomorrow morning and hopefully we gain some accurate and reliable data with this new collection method (and save paper). Lasly, we had time to reflect on our achievements for 2017, provide feedback on the website and think of what goals we will set to achieve next year. Our aim for 2018 is to not only continue to encourage our students to travel actively to school but to also increase staff involvement in the YourMove program.
In addition to Taliesha and Daniel's story from last week, the above photos show the locations that we are going to place our stencils! Our Green Team members spent a period walking four routes from the college and timed 2, 5 and 10 minutes in each direction. We are looking forward to the stencils being placed on the footpaths around our school during the Christmas holidays. Thanks to Jess and Rhiarn from the City of Rockingham for all your help with this!
In week three of this term we went ahead with the planning stage of our local stencilling project surrounding our school. Our team spent an hour travelling in various directions away from BSC for periods of 2, 5 and 10 minutes to locate possible locations to place our 'walk to school' stencils. By doing this we aim to promote walking to school as a healthy, fast and smart commute for our students, and hopefully reduce tardiness (and carbon emissions)! We've sent our maps and screenshots to the City of Rockingham, who have promised to implement the stencils over the school holidays. - Taleisha & Daniel
This weeks Green Team meeting was the first YourMove meeting for the term as we have been focusing on our UN sustainable projects. In yesterday's meeting the YourMove Green Team brainstormed a bunch of ideas for our next project. We have decided to get our stencils project underway this term with the help of Jess Sankey from the City of Rockingham. In addition we have planned to do a Primary School project with one of the junior schools near us. Our Green Team split into groups and will research and plan one of the ideas we came up with for a project to do with a primary school. As a team, we chose to focus on four ideas; 1.) A sensory journey aiming to provide students with an activity to demonstrate all of the positive things we can experience while walking or riding to school that you wouldn't otherwise experience when travelling in the car. 2.) A road safety role play demonstrating possible dangers of using devices on the road and consequences for not being safe. 3.) Help a primary school run their own Footprint Friday event. 4.) Importance of wearing helmets including activities where students can test different helmets, role plays and a mini-lecture on biology of the brain and spinal cord. We are looking forward to hearing everyone's plans in the upcoming week.
In the Baldivis Secondary College Green Team, we have combined our junior and senior groups to target specific United Nations Sustainable Development Projects. All of our groups have gone through steps including defining our project, partnering with other organisations, and fundraising money to put our programs into the community.
One of the United Nations Sustainable Development Projects include ending hunger, which is being managed by Tyla and Alessandra. We have planned to hand out bags filled with food, and other essential items to homeless people in the area. This project aims to reduce the amount of individuals going hungry every day.
STEP 6 - The aftermath.
Miss Truss posted an article in the recent newsletter outlining the WSTSD event and healthy breakfast so all staff, students and parents could see the fantastic work that was done by our students to make this event run as successfully as it did. Our amazing Green Team students all received a certificate of recognition signed by our principle, Mr Svendsen. We hope to inspire more students to take part in our upcoming Footprint Friday events and hopefully encourage them to travel actively to school every day.
STEP 5 - Runnings of the big day, Part 2 - National Walk Safely to School Day Raffle.
Even though we didn't have as many students walking to school as we would have liked due to the rain, we still had 153 students who took raffle tickets and enjoyed the breakfast. The raffle was drawn at lunch time and the winners and prizes were as follows: 1st – Claire Holliday - $80 athletes foot vouvher, coffee club $5, Baldivis bean voucher. 2nd – Tayler Johnston - $30 rebel sport voucher, coffee club $5, Baldivis Bean voucher. 3rd – Lachlan McClure - $30 movie voucher, coffee club $5, Baldivis bean voucher.
STEP 5 - Runnings of the big day, Part 1 - National Walk Safely to School Day Healthy Breakfast.
Friday the 19th of May rolled in, I woke up and walked outside to a miserable, grey sky with bucket loads of water falling down! Oh no! My first thought was that my Green Team might think the event was cancelled due to the rain, but of course I was proven wrong. These guys don't get enough credit for their commitment and hard work! I got to school and almost all of my Green Team were waiting in the Food Tech room surrounded by a group of Ms Sheldon's Year 11 Catering class, all ready and rearing to go. They looked incredibly professional in their chef's uniforms and were so excited, as this was their first function. The YourMove team were ready, half stayed in food tech to help run the restaurant, collect raffle tickets from the walkers, direct students through the function room and clean up. The other half of our team braved the cold and wet weather and went outside to the front gates with umbrellas to hand out raffle tickets to students who walked to school. Before we knew it, students were walking in to the restaurant with smiles from ear to ear, ready to enjoy their free, healthy breakfast. I cannot praise the Catering students and my Green Team enough for the fantastic and professional job that they all did on the day. When walking around, the feedback that I received from students enjoying the food was all positive. The food was delicious and students thought it was the best thing ever that they were getting breakfast for free!
STEP 4 - Ensuring the day will run smoothly.
Friday the 12th of May was the last Green Team lunch time meeting before our long awaited WSTSD on the 19th. During this meeting we discussed the proceedings of the morning and how it would be run. Our YourMove and WasteWise teams both got involved and all of our Sustainability team were keen to help out on the day. We agreed that we would all arrive at school at 7.30 in the morning and meet in the food tech room upstairs (where the breakfast was going to be held). A notice was posted on our Connect group the night before reminding students to get to school early the next day (although, our student team doesn't often need reminding as they are all such organised and independent individuals which is why these events always run so smoothly - I'm lucky to have them!).
STEP 3 Advertising.
Our weekly Green Team meeting began in Week 1 of Term 2 with the YourMove team putting together a bunch of posters which we could display around the school. The aim of the posters was to get the word out there and advertise our WSTSD and healthy breakfast event to the students of BSC. Miss Truss also organised for the YourMove team to split up into pairs and visit all of the registration classes at least 3 times over the two weeks leading up to the event, during registration period. The YourMove team managed to get around to all of our 70 or so rego groups multiple times in the two weeks and promote the free healthy breakfast we would have on offer, the only catch was that they had to walk to school that morning to get invited! We also advertised this event by putting a reminder in our daily notices which get read over the PA every morning during registration. Miss Truss also organised for the event to be advertised on our school's Facebook page in the week leading up. Our students were hearing about this event from all angles and we could see and sense the excitement and student involvement building!
STEP 2 - Contacting people to help.
During our Week 9 Green Team meeting, the YourMove team worked throughout lunch time to send two very important emails. The first email was to our Food Tech teacher, Ms Sheldon, asking her if she and her Certificate II catering class would like to assist us in putting on the free healthy breakfast for WSTSD. She replied straight away and agreed to help us any way she could. Miss Truss then met with Ms Sheldon to discuss the details. They both agreed that toasties, healthy muffins and fruit kebabs were all great ideas to provide an easy and sustainable breakfast for our students. The next thing to consider was how many students we would be catering for. Previous Hands up Surveys suggested that we would have approximately 500 students (out of our almost 2000) walking and riding to School. We then took into consideration our college planner, and found that the Year 7 camp was taking place on the day. We concluded that catering for 300-400 students would be our aim. Miss Truss and Ms Sheldon then decided on a back up plan, providing that we did have more than this amount of students walking to school. Ms Sheldon was generous enough to offer the GreenTeam 100 'Baldivis Bean' vouchers to give away to any students who might miss out on the breakfast. The Baldivis Bean is a cafe run by the Year 10 - 12 catering students who make and sell hot drinks (hot chocolates, coffee, tea), juices, milkshakes, iced coffees and chocolates, as well as slices, brownies and cakes to students during lunch time during the week. The Baldivis Bean also caters for the staff at BSC who put their orders in over email. Their drink and snack of choice then gets delivered by the catering students on Tuesday and Friday mornings. By now, we were confident that we had most of our bases covered. The problem was then going to be funding. Miss Truss had already applied for and recived confirmation of $220 of funding from the City of Rockingham for our breakfast event, but with close to 2000 students in our BSC student family, this was not going to be enough. The second email written during this same meeting by our Green Team was sent to SpudShed, Baldivis, who have been a great help for our school in the past. This email was followed up by Tracy, our library lady and, well, we know we got lucky here! We asked if SpudShed were able to help us by donating any produce that would help us to cater for our 400 or so students. We were lucky enough to receive almost $300 worth of produce (fruit, cheese, milk, veggies, flour) as a complete donation from SpudShed, which we were absolutely thrilled about. Without their generosity, we wouldn't have been able to afford to cater for this many students. So a massive THANK YOU goes our to Garth from SpudShed in Baldivis for your huge help.
A lot of planning went into organising our National Walk Safely to School Day event and healthy breakfast. We thought it would be a good idea to write a story about how we went about it. Every week on Fridays at lunch time, our Green Team meet to discuss and work on our upcoming projects. We were so excited to take our already established 'Footprint Friday' event and make it bigger and even better than ever to help promote National Walk Safely to School Day on Friday the 19th of May. We started our planning in Term 1 where for 3 weeks the YourMove Green Team brainstormed and contacted the appropriate people that would be able to help us. Our aim was to advertise a large scale Footprint Friday event and as an incentive and reward, offer a free healthy breakfast as well as the standard raffle for students who walked to school on that day.
STEP 1 - Planning the Breakfast.
Our Green Team began by brainstorming ideas in week 8 of Term 1 for what food would be a good idea to serve for the breakfast. We all decided that we needed healthy food that was easy and sustainable to make, serve and eat. We decided on no paper/plastic plates, cutlery or cups, as this was on a large scale unsustainable and would also possibly add to the litter problem around our school. So, finger foods that were easy enough to pick up and eat without needing anything else were decided upon. We came up with ideas such as toasties, healthy muffins and fruit kebabs which we would then take to Ms Sheldon (the head of Food Tech) to see what she thought.
Our first Footprint Friday event for 2017 was held on Friday the 17th of March. This was the Your Move Green Team's first event for the year. It was great to see our previous 'Green Teamers' from 2016 taking charge and taking the new Your Move Green Team members under their wings to teach them about how our Footprint Friday events run. After six successful Footprint Friday events last year, our team are becoming experts at running them on their own (with supervision from Miss Truss and Miss Gillett at the front crossing of course). Well done Green Team!
Baldivis Secondary College has been a bit MIA since the launch of the new Your Move website due to some technical difficulties (thanks Justine for sorting this out for us on Friday). Myself and the Your Move Green Team have been busy at Baldivis in the last term and a half so watch this space for a catch up on what we have been up to! Firstly, we will start with our Your Move team for 2017. Instead of our Juniors taking on the Your Move program this year like in previous years, our 2017 Your Move team consists of all year groups, 7-12. Our whole school Sustainability focus incorporates not only the Your Move program but also WasteWise. Our Green Team has split into two teams, each team running one of our two Sustainability focuses. The fantastic thing about this is that no matter which team they are a part of, our 'Green Teamers' are always willing to help out each other and often take part in activities from the other focus area. Stay tuned for the events that our Your Move team have run already this year!
On the Friday, 19th of May, the Your Move Green Team at Baldivis Secondary College did a 'Walk Safely to School Day' with a free healthy breakfast. This was our first National Walk to School Day. Spudshed helped us to supply the produce for our healthy breakfast. Miss Truss went to meet Mr. Steinberg, the representative of Spudshed Baldivis, to discuss the preparation for the healthy breakfast on our first 'National Walk to School day'. Even though the weather was looking down on us (it was raining), we were determined to make our very first National Walk to School Day happen and it was a success. We all contributed to giving out raffle tickets in the morning and had a good time doing this as we got to know some students that we didn't before, even though it was raining. The breakfast was an extraordinary achievement from our year 11 catering students and the food tasted really delicious (we got to eat some of the leftovers :).) We can't wait for our next project (stencils!!). Ava, Taylor, Bella, Caileb, Chika & Isaac.
Our Sustainability Project Manager, Tim Hill attended an afternoon training session at the DOT in Perth to discover the new range of resources available within the Your Move School program. DOT staff ran a fast paced, engaging session that laid the foundations for an exciting program launch back at the college!
Our Junior Green Team and coordinating staff have been working hard to come up with ideas on how to make the roads around our school safer. Parents, staff and students often comment on how dangerous it is for our students to be crossing a main road to get to school every morning. We are petitioning to get a lollipop lady at or near the roundabout on Safety Bay Road so students are able to cross safely onto Baldivis Road. If you are a student, teacher, parent or community member that commutes around Baldivis, could you PLEASE take this very short survey. Your help is greatly appreciated and will assist us in making the roads around our school safer for all involved! Thank you :)
BSC Road Safety Survey:- https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/C6Z825D
To kick off Term 4 as healthily and actively as possible, our Junior Green Team hosted BSC's SIXTH Footprint Friday! Our team is getting pretty confident at running this school-wide event and more and more kids are getting involved which is fantastic to see! This time, we offered double raffle tickets for those students who wore a helmet while riding to school! Congratulations to our winners:
1st - Braeden Winn
2nd - Caleb Yardley
3rd - Kerri Pether
Braeden and Caleb were super stoked for their prizes and surprised that they both won considering they are best mates. Well done guys! Keep travelling smart to school!
On Monday of week 10, Term 3, the Junior Green Team conducted the end of term TravelSmart Survey. The results from the survey are shown below. We are so happy to see that our hard work is paying off and we are seeing an improvement in students using active transport to get to school! We calculated that 68% of students at BSC used active transport to get to school and only 32% are using the car! This number has decreased by 5.5% from our last survey in May, 2016 which is awesome to see! The amount of students using active transport has increased by 5.5% !! Go BSC! Hopefully we can see a bigger improvement by the end of Term 4!
On Friday our Junior Green Team hosted out 5th Footprint Friday event. This event is becoming a regular thing that more and more students and staff are getting involved in, which is amazing to see. We started off the morning with breakfast at breakfast club and gave out lots of raffle tickets with the winners drawn at lunch time and called out over the PA to come and collect their prizes after school. Today we had our Junior Green Team put the hands up surveys in registration folders and tomorrow we will all meet to collate the results. On Friday we are planning to have another Footprint Friday and then do a hands up survey on that day to see how effective our marketing/advertising for this event is.
Unable to upload photos at the moment, but watch this space!
We have been celebrating our success at the Travel Smart Awards here at Baldivis and loving our recent feature on the TravelSmart Instagram! We highly recommend checking it out and seeing what other community groups, school and businesses are doing to encourage healthy and environmental travel around Perth.
We are looking forward to move Footprint Friday events and other exciting plans.
Watch this space!
So we finally got the chance to take our Junior Green Team out to the front gates to see our awesome new TravelSmart to School sign! We had Heidi and Dillon place our Bronze level sticker on the sign and we all posed for some photos. We are all so proud of our achievements and can't wait to get to silver! We also took a picture with our Innovate award featuring our principle Mr Svendsen.
Lately in our meetings we have been talking about 'Getting to School Safely'. Do you have any ideas that can help us. We have also just been given our BRONZE sticker in the Travel Smart. We are also wondering if you can help us in our survey on "what way you walk to school'. This will help us a lot in our stencil project.
Thx Ava Allen Junior Green Team.
Hi, it's Isabella here,
Lately in the Junior Green Team of Baldivis Secondary College we have been working on Traffic Safety, and have been trying to make a survey to find out how many students at our school take the route to Hungry Jacks and the Stockland shopping center nearby.
Our greatest achievements yet are.
- Earning our Bronze Level for Travel Smart Schools
Next in the Junior Green Team we are going to go out into the suburb and lay out stencils to find an efficient way to get students to school and home again. We are also trying to get another lollipop lady at Safety Bay Road.
Leave comments below on what you guys think Baldivis Secondary College should do next for our Travel Smart Program going on over here.
At Baldivis Secondary the Junior Green Team has been working hard to set up a traffic safety project and will soon be putting up stencils and stickers to point the way to school to encourage smart traveling to school.
We regularly attend meetings in order to keep progressing forward to get things done and complete our goals for our school. Our school has recently earned a bronze level sticker for our Travel Smart.
Good luck to you all with your own projects, Daniel.
What have we been up to?
We have been helping students getting across the road and getting home safely.
What achievements' are you proud of?
I am proud of helping other students in school, also helping the environment.
What is next for junior green team?
We are going to be handing out a survery for the school.
What are some more things you think we could do to help what we are doing.
Made by Danny Woodhouse
Hey fellow Green Team schools
I am Heidi from Baldivis Secondary College.
We have previously been up to achieving the bronze level sticker for our Travel Smart school sign.
Our whole team is very proud of that!
Next for JGT, we are focusing on our stencil safety program.
See ya next time....Heidi out!
Yesterday morning, myself, Miss Gillet, our principle Mr Svendsen, our Youth worker Leigh Macintosh, and two of our amazing Junior Green Team members Neha and Daniel were lucky enough to be invited to attend the TravelSmart Awards for 2016 at Frasers in Kings Park. We had a wonderful morning filled with amazing food, great company, fun activities and some very inspiring people with enlightening stories about their TravelSmart accomplishments. We are so excited to announce that Baldivis Secondary College were the winners of the TravelSmart to School Innovate Award for 2016!! We are so proud of our Green Team's efforts over the past year. The enthusiasm, inspiring ideas and positive energy that each one of them bring to our team is phenomenal and something for each of them to be extremely proud of. It is so fantastic to be acknowledged for our hard work and innovative high school program. Thank you to TravelSmart for all your help and guidance. We are changing the world one bike ride at a time! Also a huge congratulations to Arlene Yates and Warner Primary School for taking out the Champion and Achieve Awards this year!!
You are inspiring to us all.
- Miss Truss
Hello everyone. It's almost end of term 2 and we are super excited to announce our awesome achievements this semester. We have done many awesome things this term such as for scooter obstacle course to promote travel smart and our footprint Fridays. Next term we are focusing on spray painting safe traveling signs on the footpaths around school for students. Can't wait for another awesome term.
Have a great holidays. :)
From Heidi Paterson
Our Junior Green Team have been very busy in the last few weeks at our Motorless Monday meetings! We have commenced the planning for our next big TravelSmart project which our Green Team are so keen and enthused to run! We will be painting stencils around Rivergums which promote travelling smart to school and inform walkers and riders how long it will take to get to school from certain points along our most common routes. The task at this Monday's Motorless meeting was for the students to map out the most commonly used routes travelled by to BSC. We have included some pictures below of our Junior Green Team's ideas. Our students are also wearing their new Junior Green Team badges which they are so proud to wear. Well done guys :)
Friday the 20th of May was National Walk Safely To School Day. To celebrate this event and as a chance to promote active transport amongst our college body, we organised to run Baldivis Secondary College's fourth Footprint Friday event. The students are now recognising that Footprint Friday is being run as a regular Junior Green Team event and more and more students are getting involved and engaging in taking active transport to school. It is fantastic to see students chasing me around the school after hearing their names called over the PA as winners for our Footprint Friday events, to claim their prizes. Again, after starting the day with breakfast at Breakfast Club (thanks Ms Taylor), we saw some amazing efforts put in by our Junior Green Team members in facilitating the event and helping it run smoothly. Now that our Junior Green Team know the drill and are experts at running Footprint Friday's, myself and Miss Gillett are finding that we can now go out on Footprint Friday mornings and have engaging conversations with students, staff and parents regarding our aim for these events and have some fun doing so! We also managed to hand out a bunch of VIVO tickets to students who were wearing their helmets while riding safely to school! Well done guys!! Until next time... Stay tuned for Footprint Friday number 5 which will happen towards the end of Term 2.
Today in our Motor-less Monday meeting we provided lunch for our awesome Junior Green Team members as a thank you for doing such a fantastic job at organising and running the Scooter Obstacle Course on Friday. We also did a group reflection and discussed the WWW (what worked well) and EBI's (even better if) of the event and have all agreed that we are awesome at cooperating and making these events fun, and can probably work on our planning and attendance to meetings. Our next project will be coming up soon and we are just as much, if not more excited for this! WTS.
Here is the summary of the Hands up Survey Results from Term 1, 2016 at BSC.
Watch this space for comparison data to come this week to see how we've improved in Term 2.
Wow! We are so impressed with the amazing efforts from our Junior Green Team in organising yesterdays whole school event - the TravelSmart Scooter Obstacle Course. Well done Neha, Dillon, Daniel, Heidi and Ava, you guys rock!!
After lots of hard work in the term and especially last 2 weeks leading up to this event, it definitely paid off with 32 students signing up, 2 teachers coordinating, 5 green teamies, 8 teacher helpers, 20-something students racing and hundreds of students supporting as spectators!! Miss Gillett and myself were blown away with how well the competition went and the overwhelming response we received from everyone involved. A massive thank you to you all! Photos and videos from the day will be uploaded to our photo album page and I have attached the trail of paperwork that allowed organisation of the event. I think it's safe to say that we have inspired a lot more students to ride to school and be able to participate in our awesome TravelSmart events! What a way to promote healthy living and active lifestyles!
Our winners were:
Fastest time - Joel Colledge
Least amount of obstacles hit - Memphis Knowles
Well done guys! And again, another special well done to our Junior Green Team.
Our BSC junior green team have been working hard in the last Term to organise our first scooter obstacle course which will take place this Friday at lunch time! Our green team have made posters and put them up around the school to advertise the obstacle course race as well as having announcements in the daily notices and sign up sheets during registration class. We've had an awesome response from students having 32 signed up to participate! Our scooter obstacle course will have two divisions that are up for winning, one will be for the fastest time and the second will be for hitting the least amount of obstacles. Watch this space :)
Our Motor-less Monday meeting this week went smoothly with out Junior Green Team continuing the planning for our Scooter Obstacle Course competition. We decided that with the Easter break and other excursions and incursions happening within the school for the last weeks of this term that we would postpone our Obstacle Course comp until week 2 next term. This will give us more of a chance to advertise and get students on board to come and compete with their scooters after riding to school that morning. We have a very dedicated year 7 student who has come up with a proposal to present to our Senior Management Team at Baldivis next week to ensure we have the go ahead for this awesome comp for next term.
Watch this space for the final copy of Ava's proposal and more info on our scooter obstacle course.
My name is Caileb, and I joined the junior green team because I wanted to help and save the Enviroment. That's what it's about, right?
It's Neha from the green team again :)
So it is about 6 weeks into our first term back and so far we've already had a Footprint Friday ( when we award all who ride or walk to scholl with a raffle ticket that goes towards a draw ).
It was incredibly sucessful, i'm so proud of our acheivement !!! We got some new members in our green team YAYY!! and they helped us with Footprint Friday ... so with all the amazing new help ( they were amazing at it !! ) we managed to get all the people who walked or rode to school to grab a raffle ticket and our result was nearly twice the amount we got last time !!! IM SO PROUD OF OUR AMAZING SCHOOL !! I THINK WE ARE DEFINEITELY HAVE A POSITIVE IMPACT ON OUR SCHOOL :) \
It has been delightful , bye :)
I'm Bella, I'm new to the Green Team this year. I joined the Green Team to help Baldivis a cleaner healthier and safer environment. I think that keeping Baldivis is a fun part of the Travel Smart program.
So far we have done Footprint Friday and we have a few winners for that.
Hi my name is Ava and i am one of the new members that joined this year and i am really exicted to be her as i love doing any work that I will get to help the people of my local area.
Thanks for reading and i will be back soon.
Hello my name is Louis Baker i am 12 and apart of the of the Junior Green Team, this is my first time joining the Green Team at BSC .
Why i am very exciting to be in the Green Team because i really want to keep this environment clean and I will help anyone who help
we are making a skate park by the pac.
I am HEIDI at BSC. I have been on the BSC green team for 1 year, and i enjoy every meeting!
More students have joined this year, which is awesome. More of a team more power. We are looking forward to more of the "green" things we will be doing this exciting new year. Last years focus was sustainable traveling to school or commonly known as travel smart.
Green thumbs up for this new year!
Congratulations to the winners of our Footprint Friday competition last week on Friday. The prizes included TravelSmart Vivo points from our whole school rewards system, a drink bottle to keep them hydrated while travelling smart to school as well as some gift vouchers from TravelSmart that we have purchased with our blogging points :)
1st - Ben Pugh
2nd - Cade Hockley
3rd - Jake Oorschot
Last week on Friday morning our new Junior Green Team members ran their first Footprint Friday event with the help of three of our original JGT members. The whole team got to school at 7:30 in the morning where we met in the food tech room and had some breakfast before heading out to the front gates to greet students and hand out raffle tickets if they walked or rode to school. The morning was a complete success and our new members had an awesome time and did a fantastic job!! We even had our Principle Mr Svendson come out and support our Green Team in rewarding the students of our school for travelling smart :)
Stay tuned for the winners of the Footprint Friday competition!
How cute are our JGT members!! They are so enthusiastic and eager to make a difference to the lifestyle choices of their peers at BSC and are an absolute pleasure to work with every week :)
- Miss T
The JGT were busy planning our first lunch time TravelSmart event at the meeting on Monday. They also loved writing on the white board ;). Stay tuned next week for the continuation of this project as we start promoting to the school!
I'm Ethaen and I'm part of the junior green team at BSC. Today at lunch we have been doing planning for a scooter obstacle course for the other students to use at a later time. We have worked on ramps, who is going to be doing posters and what we will need to set it all up.
Apologies for the lateness in posting - iPad's don't seem to want to post!!
The TravelSmart program has taken off with a bang this year at BSC! We have so many new things happening to help us advertise this amazing program and the support from the school has been fantastic.
To help us gain a greater amount of student followers BSC has specifically included TravelSmart to our whole school rewards system - Vivo miles. We can now give out points to our Junior Green Team members to reward them for the amazing work they do as well as to the general student body for supporting the TravelSmart program when they walk/ride to school! We have already started giving out points to our JGT'ers for their awesome efforts and enthusiasm at our meeting last week.
Secondly, a Connect page has been set up exclusively for our Junior Green Team members so we are able to have online discussions, share ideas and post notices for reminders about meetings, etc... very handy!
Thirdly, thank you to our Associate Principle, Ali Parolo for linking out Junior Green Team TravelSmart program to Baldivis Secondary College's webpage. This will provide for a greater support and following from our students, parents and wider community.
Watch this space tomorrow for updates of our JGT meeting!
- J Truss
See the above link for our Semester planner document which includes our weekly Motor-less Monday meetings, our Footprint Friday competitions as well as the scheduled planning for our two TravelSmart comps being held this semester - the Scooter Obstacle Course and the Pimp my Bike! So excited :)
In the past week we have had so much going on at Baldivis Secondary College that is concerned with Sustainability! Miss Truss and Miss Gillett sat down together last week and came up with a Semester plan for what awesome activities we will run with our Junior Green Team for this year! We have decided on two main events to be organised by the JGT which will be run at lunch time on Fridays! We are so excited for these events to take place and encourage as many students to walk and ride to school... WATCH THIS SPACE!
We have also had ten new additions to our Junior Green Team! Welcome aboard to our new year 7 and 8 members and welcome back to our awesome four GT members from last year who I'm sure will be fantastic role models for our new kiddies!
Thirdly, our first TravelSmart survey took place last week so watch this space also for an update on numbers compared to last year.
We can't wait to run all over our JGT TravelSmart program this year!
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