Getting to and from school provides the perfect opportunity for kids (and adults) to move more.
Cycling, walking, scootering or skating to school – instead of taking the car – are simple ways to incorporate physical activity into our everyday lives.
On 20 May, it’s Walk Safely to School Day. This is an annual, national event when all primary school kids are encouraged to walk and commute safely to school.
Consider using this day to refresh your own school drop off and pick up routine. Here’s some ideas to get you started:
Did you know?
Active Streets is a program being piloted in four Belconnen schools to trial changes to existing roads and footpaths. The changes include dragon’s teeth (a series of triangular road markings), 30 km/h speed limits, parking improvements and children’s crossing. Popular path networks have also been marked with Active Streets icons which identify how far and how long students have until they reach their school. It will make getting to and from school easier for kids. Is your school involved? Find out on our Active Streets page.