Walk Safely to School Day is an annual event organised by the Pedestrian Council and has had the continued support of the Active School Travel program. We encouraged our schools to actively travel to school on their active travel day during the week of 14 May, or even better – on the Walk Safely to School Day itself on Friday 18 May. Students were asked to walk, cycle, scooter, car pool or catch public transport.
The weather was perfect to get dressed up and walk to school; many schools got involved in group walks with creative themes. A few schools encouraged their students to put on their craziest socks, with students (and teachers) putting in a lot of effort, adding glitter, pom poms and various craft items to decorate their shoes and socks. Graceville State School went a step further with incorporating a scavenger hunt along their walk to school using their new active travel maps.
Red and white striped tops were on-trend at Oxley State School as they did a Where’s Wally Walk with breakfast served at school after they found ‘Wally’.
Students at St Flannan’s School, Zillmere decorated and wore their favourite running shoes, while St Elizabeth’s School, Tarragindi enjoyed group walks to school with prizes for a colouring competition donated by local businesses. Payne Road State School, The Gap were out in force with a walk to school which contributed to their competition between sporting houses. What a great start to the day!