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Active School Travel - Thursday's

30/05/2013

As you may be aware our school is involved in an active travel program aimed at increasing active travel and activity levels of children, and reducing school-related traffic.

Benefits to students include:

  • improved road safety conditions as the number of cars in the school vicinity is reduced
  • improved health and fitness
  • increased independence and self-confidence
  • increased social interaction
  • improved education for living
  • increased awareness of the environment
  • improved road safety skills
  • cost savings on car fuel for parents.

Benefits to the school include:

  • healthier, more motivated students
  • reduced traffic congestion and improved access to the school for parents, students, staff and visitors
  • improved community image, promoting the school as an innovative, healthy and environmentally aware school
  • improved community networks.

Benefits to the community include:

  • demonstration of roll modelling and challenge to other schools by demonstrating commitment to environmental and health priorities
  • reduced car parking requirements and traffic in the vicinity of schools.

 

Benefits to the environment include:

  • improved local air quality with less noise, dirt and fumes
  • local action on national and global environmental problems.