What a fantastic morning we had at the ‘Your Move ‘ forum. Having an enthusiastic parent sitting beside me certainly motivated me to keep the ‘Your Move’ sparks flying at our school. We have so many ideas to follow up and I have invited her to join our student ‘Your Move’ leaders at our weekly meeting. The beginning of our walking school bus together with the contacts we have made is a recipe for success. Thank you for taking the time to plan the forum:)
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To celebrate National Ride To School Day our school held a decorate your bike competition. We have some very talented students with some brilliant ideas! Fancy finding a lion and a rolling watermelon in our playground! A big thank you to our ‘Your Move’ student leaders who organised the event and successfully judged a very difficult competition.
Last Friday at the school assembly our ‘Your Move team’ spoke about ‘Your Move’ program. We made a chart to show all the prizes that the students could win when they had their star card stamped by riding, scooting or walking to school. We are now planning our next event in ‘Bike Week’, so stay tuned!
To celebrate Bike Week we held a “Decorate Your Bike Day” with almost the whole school participating. Students brought along their decorated bike; some were kooky and some were stellar but all showed originality and effort. Over 100 bikes and scooters filled the school bike racks so there was excellent participation. The winners received a prize like squishies, bells, skipping ropes and the winners received a certificate. It was a very successful day.
Well 2017 ended on a high with all 16 classes from years 1 to 6 participating in bike education lessons. After 3 weeks of students cycling around the makeshift basketball court 'roads' they became very confident handling their bikes or scooters in many different made up situations. People opening car doors, wayward balls crossing the road, cars coming out of driveways and pedestrians forgetting which side to walk on , tested the students skills and made them aware of the dangers on roads and footpaths. We look forward to seeing the students practise their skills this year riding to school:)
What a great day we have had so far networking with other teachers and organisations. Nicky Ridgers gave an interesting presentation on her research relating to the importance of kids using active transport to get to school and the impact on their overall wellbeing. Other speakers also reinforced the importance of physical activity to lead a healthy lifestyle. It has been a very inspiring session and I can't wait to motivate our 2018 your move team.
On Friday 3 November, students from Kindy to year 6 participated with energy and enthusiasm at the annual P&C Walkathon. It was a beautiful afternoon of sunshine for students to walk and run many laps around the oval. Students received a stamp for every lap they completed. Some students completed up to 20 laps.
The Kindergarten students also enjoyed their opportunity to participate in their very first walkathon on the Kindergarten site while the Pre-primary students completed laps around the Pre-primary site.
Students sought sponsorship from friends, family and neighbours and all money raised went to the P & C to purchase equipment for the school.
Every year since 1999 primary schools in Australia have been holding a National Walk Safely to School Day.
Safety Houses display yellow balloons from the front of their properties on this morning so the children know where they are.
The reason we have this event is to encourage and promote children and families to walk to school instead of getting their parents to drop them off in the car. Walking to school is a good way for kids to get some healthy exercise before the school day has begun.
Even though Friday the 19th May was colder and rainier than usual we still had some good support at Inglewood Primary on this day. Anyone who walked, rode their bike, took scooters, or skated qualified for a free breakfast. It was hard to say how many more ended up commuting to school this way than usual, but all of those who did were rewarded with stickers, hot chocolate and muffins. The muffins were delicious and we’d like to thank the parents who helped make and serve all the food and drinks!
Inglewood Primary School is located in the North Metropolitan Educational Region, in Western Australia. Inglewood Primary School is a delightful inner city school and was established in 1914. Our current school opened on 22 September 1927 as North Inglewood Primary School and has grown steadily since then, both in numbers and facilities. The three figures on the school crest represent sporting endeavour, academic endeavour and striving to achieve. The sun behind the children signifies the starting of a new day. Inglewood has a strong tradition of providing an educational environment that promotes academic excellence, the arts and physical education in an environment of respect for self and others. The students play and work together under the school motto of Caring and Sharing.
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