February 12 – 16, aka Week 3 of Term One is the official start-of-year Hands Up Survey Week.
This is when Your Move Schools submit a ‘Hands Up Travel Survey’ and receive 50 points for a valid survey.
We recommend planning ahead and schedule in alerts in staff calendars, draft your email reminders, PA announcement requests or preferred means of getting staff on-board and ready to survey.
But this Summer, we want to know - how do you get the word out? What are your tips for a smooth whole-school experience? Comment below by January 14 - best response receives 20 bonus points!
Valid start and end of year travel surveys are the sole requirement for eligibility to redeem rewards in the Your Move Schools program. This means:
· All classrooms are surveyed on the same date
· Results reflect a normal school day – students are not alerted in advance
· At Primary Schools – include every student present on survey day in classrooms Year One and above
· At Secondary Schools - include every student present on survey day in classrooms Year Seven to Nine
This start and end of year data is essential to the continuation of the program. Rather than anytime in Terms One and Four, we now two official Survey Weeks each year – this greatly improves the value of the results.
At Your Move Schools we love data! The information you collect through Hands Up Surveys helps us to see the impact of Your Move on the ground and improve the program. We really appreciate the efforts of our Champions to capture this base-line data at the start of the year.
Importantly, by recording how students are coming to school at the beginning of the year, Champions then have a point of comparison for future Hands Up Surveys, and can use the data to track the impact of activities on travel behaviour. Understanding if particular activities are inspiring some groups of students and not others is useful for future planning, so that schools can tailor Your Move to suits their particular needs.
So please pop Week 3 put it in your school calendar and have a great New Year!
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