After participating in a “Walk to School Day”, a student representative from Room 13 went around to each class and collected the data about how many students walked or rode their bike to school on that day. Room 13 had been learning about how to collect and represent data, so in class we then collected that data and put into a table. The students then individually created a column graph using the data we had collected.
Charthouse PS's stories
Each term stories promoting Your Move are published in our school newsletter. Here our P & C are showcasing our Ride2School breakfast and our principal is discussing our new bike track.
Each term articles promoting active participation are published in our school newsletter. Here Room 12 has added something, as well as our P & C.
It was first suggested at a Brilliant Kids' Morning Tea (which is where two children from each classroom share morning tea with staff members, including our principal) that we create a bike track at school. The track started with chalk, in order to trial the design, before it was made permanent with paint. There have been up to 30 students wanting to use the track so we had to come up with a roster to keep it organised and safe. Each recess and lunch breaks two year levels at a time can ride on the track. All riders must have their own scooter and bike and of course a correctly fitted helmet. There is always a staff member on duty, supervising the bike track. The bike track has been very popular and regular users say that it is amazing. In the future we would love to explore the possibility of getting a grant to upgrade the track to make it look more realistic and interactive. This could include street signs, traffic lights, pedestrian crossings and painting of the road.
At Charthouse we have just made a flexible class in CONNECT called Your Move Team. It provides a place where we can store photos of events, communicate with each other via email and notices, collaborate with each other, upload stories etc. for others to see and edit (before we upload them to the Your Move website). Staff can also put links to relevant websites up there for students to explore and update the calendar with important Your Move events. We are just beginning to explore the possibilities that it presents and look forward to sharing more with you.
Walk Safely to School Day was another successful event for us. The P&C organised a delicious breakfast buffet using a grant from the City of Rockingham. Students who walked to school were able to enjoy something for breakfast. We had 239 students use active transport on this day as recorded by one of our Year 5 classes. They incorporated this activity into their Maths lessons which was fantastic. We also ran a raffle for all students who used active transport to get to school. The winners were given a prize selected from a backpack, bike lock, bike bell, water bottle or a pen. Winners were announced over the PA to promote the event and their names listed in the newsletter.
This term we have created our first ever student team for Your Move. There are fourteen Year 4 and 5 students who meet every Tuesday lunchtime. So far we are organising the Walk to school safely events. This has meant delivering posters and raffle tickets to classes, promoting the day over our lunchtime announcements and getting ready for the breakfast on Friday. We are planning to collect numbers of people who walk to school on Friday and give them raffle tickets to go into the draw for a prize from our rewards shop goodies. In the future we are planning to do blogs, organise star cards or raffle tickets for before school collections and speak with classes about Your Move. We are all really excited about this team and are looking forward to sharing more with you soon.
On Friday, 19th May, we held a breakfast for students as part of Walk Safely to School Day. The Rockingham City Council provided funding for this event and Baker's Delight Waikiki gave us discounted items as part of the breakfast menu. We had 150 bacon and cheese rolls that disappeared very quickly along with cereals, yoghurt, juice, milk and fresh fruit.
Over 120 students attended the breakfast with about half of them walking or riding to school. Many parents joined their children and a lovely morning was had by all as the rain stayed away.
Mrs De Jager took some great photos for us to keep as memories. They are on our school website too.
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