Active Transport to GSG Improves!

Karen Grammar
Great Southern Grammar
17

Every year, GSG surveys students to learn more about how they travel to and from school. This is part of our commitment to active transport, the main pillar of the Your Move programme of the Department of Transport, which aims to increase active transport to school.

We have just completed the first active transport survey of the school year, with great results! Our active transport modes have increased, while our reliance on the car decreased. Well done, GSG!

In 2019, 39 per cent travelled by car, 2 per cent by bike, 37 per cent by bus and 20 per cent walked.

By comparison, in 2018, 47 per cent travelled by car, 1 per cent by bike, 33 per cent by bus and 17 per cent walked.

The school is looking for an active parent to take on the role of Your Move Champion. The role of the Champion is to increase awareness among the parent and student body of active modes of transport to school, and to encourage them.

The Champion works with the Deputy Principal and Community Relations to organise Walk/Ride to School Days and other activities promoting active transport. This role requires very little time and the occasional (once per term) meeting within school hours. If you are an active person with a commitment to student wellbeing, please enquire about this role via claire.hanson@gsg.wa.edu.au or call 9844 0475.

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James (Your Move)

Thanks for the positive details of you Hands-up survey Karen. And wow - look at those buses lining up! It looks like you might have also published in the school newsletter - let me know and I can give you some activity points for that. You automatically receive points for your start of year survey when you submit the results through the online tool.

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