Active School Travel - Scootering

Riding a scooter makes the school run fun! For parents, it’s easy to walk or ride alongside a child on a scooter. Plus, it’s easy to carry the scooter home if it can’t be stored at school. Scooting is one way to actively travel to school and incorporate physical activity in the everyday life of children. 

Meet Scoot

The Active School Travel character, Scoot rides his scooter to and from school with his friends every day! He wears his helmet and is always watching for cars coming in and out of driveways.

Scoot's Top Tips for travel

  • Always wear a helmet and make sure it's done up.
  • Check your brakes before you leave on your ride.
  • Keep your speed down and watch for pedestrians.
  • Be extra careful when crossing driveways.
  • Ride in a group with your friends – it's fun!

Check out this video of Scoot and her friends as they show you how to ride safely with important things to remember before you set off on your scooter or bike.

You can also view this video on Council's YouTube account.

Read the Riding – important things to remember before you set off on your bike or scooter video transcript

Riding a scooter or bike to school is really fun. Traveling to school on two wheels is a great way to keep healthy and active. I just love riding to school with my mates, don't you Ryder?

I totally do, Scoot! I love feeling the wind on my face as I pedal along. But you know what, I always make sure that I do it super safely. That means that I only have a ride on the footpath, and I always ring my bell as I’m passing somebody to make sure they know that I’m there, and that way everyone stays safe.

Those are some great tips Ryder. It is also very important when riding or scootering to always wear your amazing helmet. You should be able to fit two fingers between your chin and your strap and that's how I know mine is done up right. Cool.

Oh, you know what else? What? It's really important to remember it's not a race so don't go too fast, and always make sure you check your brakes before you leave home. And you also have to be very careful around driveways by checking that there are no cars around and always be super careful when it's wet weather because you don't want to slip over. Hey, are you ready to pedal all the way to school scoot? Yep... wait I don't have any pedals. Well, you push off the ground on a scooter, silly. I knew that. Let's go.

Why not check out some more fun videos from the Active School Travel characters as they help you learn to:

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