With more people taking up walking and riding during the past few months, there is no better time than now for active travel and it’s important to keep the momentum going in Term 4.
There are plenty of creative ways to celebrate AST. We’ve gathered some ideas below to help inspire you and your school community to have fun together while being active.
Wacky Walk and Wheel
Encourage students and families to walk or wheel to school by making one of your active travel days an opportunity for everyone to dress up in a crazy outfit or decorate bikes with whacky accessories to celebrate being active.
World Car Free Day, Tuesday 22 September
Swap four wheels for two! Join communities across the world and walk, ride or scoot to school before the end of Term 3 or at the start of Term 4 to celebrate World Car Free Day. The event which takes place during school holidays on 22 September, aims to help reduce the number of cars on the road and is all about encouraging active travel to create a cleaner, greener community.
Spooky Walk to School
Dare your students and families to walk, ride or scoot the haunted streets on the way to school for Halloween! Play trick or treat as students arrive at school, with the treat being a passport stamp and reward.
State of Origin
Whether you’re blue or maroon, encourage students and families to dress up in their team colours in November to celebrate the State of Origin.
Remember – the key to a successful event is promotion. Remind families about the importance of active school travel in helping to keep kids safe, healthy and ready to learn. Don’t forget to promote your event by sharing information through the following channels:
- newsletters or emails to parents/carers
- Facebook page
- school billboard or electronic sign
- assembly or class announcements
You can see the full calendar of 2020 events on the AST online forum. Not a part of the forum? Contact your AST Officer to join. You can also use this space to share pictures of your event or ideas with other schools!
If you need guidance on encouraging community involvement in active travel, please contact your AST Officer for support.