2017 highlights – Rockingham is leading the way

Emma Jack
Your Move Schools Team
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Our first year as Your Move Schools was a busy one. We launched our new award winning website, had a brilliant Your Move unwrapped workshop in April and over the year 28 schools joined the website and got active. Over the year participating schools posted 239 stories, up from from 159 in 2016.

The 2017 leader board was topped by three stalwarts of the program, all achieving Double Platinum status, which is no easy feat.

A drumroll for the top schools please, in order of achievement:

1. Warnbro Primary
2. Coolbinia Primary
3. Baldivis Secondary College

Read on below to hear about their awesome efforts that put them at the top of the leaderboard.

Congratulations to all of the Your Move Schools that received accreditation in 2017 – we hope you proudly celebrate your achievements with the whole community! Check out the full list of legends.

Warnbro’s student team continue to be a leading force in all Your Move activity. Guided by Year 6 teacher Betty Riley and community Road Safety Advocate and mentor Arlene Yates, both have worked with students to embed active travel leadership into the annual opportunities for senior students. Nearly 60 per cent of the students have Star Cards which are punched to reward active travel. The Walk Around Australia resource and random raffle ticket days were also used to motivate participation.

Every week the students conduct a Hands Up Travel Survey to monitor how each class is tracking throughout the year. There were a range of special events were held throughout the year, a highlight was the Decorate Your Wheels competition. The school also hosted bike education and RAC Little Legends incursions. Warnbro love their bike racks redeemed online using Your Move points.

One of Warnbro’s lessons to share from 2017 was to enrol more volunteers for their epic whole school event – Ride Run Obstacle Fun during BikeWeek in March. Inspired? Check out Your Move’s Obstacle Course tips.

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The Your Move team proudly wear their official t-shirts!

The Coolbinia Primary student team rotates each term through every member of year 6, mentored by cross curriculum coach Elaine Lewis. The school also holds a weekly Fume Free Friday promotion. Your Move team leaders hand out raffle tickets and stickers to those who have chosen active transport to get to school. Students win gift vouchers, shoe pets, and wrist bands. They also award prizes for most improved class. A highlight for the year was crazy hair day for one Fume Free Friday. The school also hosted a number of events in 2017 including People on Bicycles bike education, RAC Little Legends, Cycle Safe and the Bike Dr. Students in a Design & Technology class loved role playing City Planners as they built a model city and identified key Active Transport messages in the process. The student team use a PMI chart learning technique to review program and event effectiveness.

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Leading the example for secondary schools in WA is Baldivis Senior College. The Your Move Green Team student leaders comprise of representatives from year 7 through to 12, mentored by science teacher Jessica Truss, joined by Sustainability Project Manager, Tim Hill. The team runs regular Footprint Friday events. Check out the excellent series of posts on event planning for some great tips. Last year the team piloted their first workshop to a local primary school – practicing their leadership skills and helping primary students in their transition to high school. Thanks to the assistance of City of Rockingham, the school was able to plan and prepare an exciting Wayfinding signage project that adds colour and fun to the school commute. Jess’ tip to you is be organised with your schedule of official school notices for Your Move events.

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Baldivis stencil project team

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