Thank you to the Your Move team for all of their support so far this year. The new website looks great and it is has been so easy to add new stories. We can't wait to see some of the new YM gear available....and we will definitely be ordering some new stickers, as we had an incredible 84 walkers join us this morning on our Walking School Bus! Last year we ran the bus for Feet First Fridays on a fortnightly basis, however after some terrific feedback from the parents at school we have decided to run our WSB every Friday this term. Now no one has to remember which Friday we walk on, and it has made a huge difference to our growing group!
Padbury Catholic Primary School's stories
Last week during Literacy the Year One's drew fantastic pictures and wrote letters home to their parents to encourage more families to join us on our Walking School Bus for our Feet First Fridays...check out some of their work!
The Padbury Catholic Walking School Bus is up and running for another great term, and we have been so pleased to see so many enthusiastic walkers each Friday. We would just like to thank the wonderful cross walk attendants in Padbury who help us get to school safely each day. Thank you!
On Friday 17th February the Padbury Catholic Walking School Bus set off for our first walk for the year! We had a beautiful sunny morning, and lots of eager smiling faces waiting for us at our meeting point. By the time we reached school we had an incredible 62 walkers join us! This includes parents, younger siblings, teachers and of course our awesome students from Kindy - Year 6! Thank you to everyone who came along and we look forward to seeing you all next Friday!! :-)
Our first Walking School Bus for 2016 is set for this coming Friday, the 12th February. Let's hope the weather cools down a bit by the end of the week :-) We had such a great turn out during our trial runs during Term 4 of last year, and we are looking forward to a fun and active 2016. Thank you so much to all of the students, parents and teachers who have been joining us on our Feet Only Fridays. We hope to see you all back - and lots of new faces too - this term! Here's a photo from our final walk of 2015 - what a sight we were! All of the kids started the walk off with a Breakfast Pikelet and the parents were treated to coffee and biscuits at school upon arrival. We hope to enjoy more rewards and goodies as the year progresses. Wishing everyone a great term!
What a fantastic start we have had to the Padbury Catholic Primary School Walking School Bus this term for our fortnightly Feet Only Fridays! We had our first walk on Friday October 23rd, and we were thrilled to have an enthusiastic 27 kids and 10 adults brave the predicted rain (which never came thankfully!) and join us for our first walk. Feet Only Friday Fever quickly spread over the following weeks, and we had an incredible 67 walkers on our last bus! We'd like to say a huge thank you to the parents and staff who have joined us this term, and of course the children, who have come along to each walk with huge smiles. This coming Friday is our last walk for the year and we are celebrating with Breakfast Pikelets and coffee for the parents.
We would like to make a special mention to one of the WSB Parent Volunteers from South Padbury Primary, our neighbouring school. We ran into this lovely Mum during one of our walks, and she was on her way to their Walking School Bus around the corner. She very kindly donated a bunch of the star stamp cards for us to distribute to the children, as we did not have any yet. What a great example of how this initiative can bring the community together! Thank you so much and we look forward to working with you more next year.
See you in 2016!
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