I was impressed to see Minister Dean Nalder present the 2015 TravelSmart awards last week and have Luke McPharlin MC the formalities. Congratulations to all the winners and I hope West Leederville is in the running for one or two awards in 2016.
Thanks so much to the organisers for everything you do.
It is remarkable the open collaboration between the schools - I fully appreciate everyone for being so open and sharing their stories - so many shining lights.
Some of my key takeaways from the day were:
Need a whole systems and three pronged approach consisting of students, parents (community) and teachers;
Kids being leaders amongst other kids to: help influence positive behaviour and mentoring
How valuable a cross curriculum coach is to support teachers embed TravelSmart and sustainability into their lesson plans;
The need to develop innovative ways to engage the kids - especially the older ones, through student centred project delivery that have impacts beyond the individual, classroom and school;
Ensuring support at all levels within the school;
The need for evaluation and continuous improvement of activities; and
Ensuring rewards recognise but don't become the rationale for doing the right thing.
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