In Week 5, Term 2 we decided it would be a good idea to find out how parents felt about getting their kids moving and the impact of Walk to School Wednesdays. The survey was sent out and it was great to find out that most parents were very supportive of the school creating opportunities for their children to stay active.
So what did we find out?
-All parents believe that learning road safety and being active is very important or essential.
-There are at least 10% of students who live further than 2km away which may explain why they might not walk/ride or scoot.
-The mains reasons parents were interested in their children walking/riding or scooting to school was for physical activity, to have fewer cars around the school at start and end times and to develop road sense.
-While a third of students do come by car on a usual day, on Walk to School Wednesdays, half of students walk,cycle or scoot.
I think it’s pretty clear that having a special day each week encouraging walking,riding or scooting to school is really worthwhile!
The survey can be found here.