Swan View Primary School have made a commitment to promote an active transport day per school term. The National ride to school day Friday the 13th of March was the perfect opportunity. Students and teachers were encouraged not only to use active transport to get to school, but dress up and decorate their bikes in the "Freaky Friday the 13th" theme. The canteen manager also embraced the idea with a “Freaky Fun Pack" for recess. It was a fun day and considered to be a huge success.
Swan View Primary School's stories
On Friday The 15th of November Swan View Primary School held their first Active Transport day.
The student councillors were actively involved in the planning process, and several classes produced posters promoting the event and the benefits of Active Transport in the week before.
Faction points and Your move stickers/badges were used to reward students to joined in and used active transport options to get to school.
It was great to see more bikes in the bike compound, and parents organising some walking busses.
The Active transport day is set to become a regular occurrence at Swan View Primary School.
On Tuesday the 24 th of September I attended the Your Move Schools Ride with Confidence PD at the Constable Care Safety School in Maylands.
It was a well organised half day event; all the presenters were knowledgeable and inspirational. A fantastic introduction to the Your Move Schools Program.
The centre itself is well thought out and truly amazing, it is obvious that much thought has gone into the planning and build of the centre. So much more than just lines painted on the bitumen for cycle and pedestrian training. Many aspects of active transport safety have been considered. The interactive learning on the I-Pads is sure to keep students inspired on their learning journey.
Chatting with other participants of the PD was also inspirational; hearing about the different activities that they have organised gave me ideas that can be implemented at Swan View Primary School.
Some bicycle training has been planned and our first active transport day is being organised for the 15 of November, as a result of this networking.
I can thoroughly recommend this PD to new participants in the Your Move Schools Program.
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