Active School Travel blog

It’s super important to be super safe when actively travelling, and that’s exactly the message our AST Crew gives kids through our new Road Safety assembly performance.

Interclass competitions that are well-run and widely promoted are key for getting students excited and involved; encouraging students to contribute to class pride by actively travelling to school.

All behaviour change programs need pre and post-intervention data to measure the success that they have achieved, and Active School Travel is no different!

Exceptional active travel efforts should be rewarded, and we do just that with our Active School Travel awards – The Golden Boot and The Class Star.

Welcome back! We’re looking forward to another big Active School Travel (AST) year in 2016.

The Thumbs Up program was introduced by the Warrigal Road State School’s SAFEST committee, part of the Parents and Citizens Association, this term to reward parents who are doing the right thing in the Drop and Go zone.

Spring is here and that means the cold mornings have gone and the cold and flu season is finished. Spring is perfect time to walk, scoot or cycle to from school and that is why we are calling it our ‘no excuses’ season.

Schools share innovative ways to collect weekly active travel stats on time.

Getting the active travel message across to diverse communities can sometimes be a challenge. Identifying barriers and opportunities to deliver your message is key to running a successful AST program.

Victoria Walks report Influencing Children’s Health: Critical Windows for Intervention looks at the key moments for developing healthy habits in children and adolescents.