2017 Active School Travel award winners

Brisbane City Council hosted the annual Active School Travel (AST) awards on Thursday 2 November 2017. Over 130 principals, teachers and parents gathered to learn which schools were the 2017 award winners and to hear their tips for success.

Deputy Mayor, Councillor Schrinner, spoke about how our AST program is changing culture in participating schools and contributing to the health and well-being of students, as well as creating cleaner environments around schools.

Posters with key active travel statistics and achievements for each AST school were on display at the event. The posters not only provided great talking points and plenty of inspiration for guests at the awards, but will act as a lasting reminder of active travel successes in 2017. Posters are now on display at particpating schools.

Congratulations to the following 2017 AST award winners.

Winners based on program excellence

Award category School
School of the Year 2017 Mansfield State School, Mansfield
School of Excellence 2017 Mayfield State School, Carina
Walk of Fame 2017 Junction Park State School, Annerley

Winners based on travel statistics

Award category School  Percentage of children actively travelling
Highest percentage of active travel in a small school Morningside State School, Morningside Average - 79%
Highest percentage of active travel in a large school Mansfield State School, Mansfield  Average - 65%
Greatest increase in active travel in a small school St Sebastian's School, Yeronga Increase - 48%
Greatest increase in active travel in a large school St Dympna's School, Aspley Increase - 51%

Thank you to all of the schools that participated in our 2017 AST program. We appreciate your dedication and commitment to helping create cleaner, healthier and more active communities.

15 November 2017