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Walk Safely To School Day

17/05/2019

​Walk Safely To School Day is an annual event, where all primary school children are encouraged to walk and commute safely to school. It is a community event seeking to promote road safety, health, public transport and the environment. Observed across our nation, Walk Safely to School Day takes place this year on Friday 17 May.

The objectives of Walk Safely To School day are:
• To encourage parents and carers to walk to school with primary school age children and reinforce safe pedestrian behaviour.
• To promote the health benefits of walking and help create regular walking habits at an early age.
• To ensure that children up to 10 years old hold an adult's hand when crossing the road.
• To help children develop the vital road-crossing skills they will need as they become mature pedestrians.
• To reduce the car dependency habits that are being created at an early age and which will be difficult to change as children become adults.
• To promote the use of public transport.
• To reduce the level of air pollution created by motor vehicles.
• To reduce the level of traffic congestion.

On Friday 17 May Mr Palmer will be leading our “Walking School Train” that departs from the green space park at the corner of Boynedale and Bridgnorth Streets at 8:15am. We invite all students, parents and staff to join the “Walking School Train” and promote the message that active children are healthy children.