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Walk to School Safely Day

27/05/2016

​An impressive number of students and community members participated in the annual Walk Safely to School Day. Now in its 17th year, National Walk Safely to School Day is an annual event where Primary School children are encouraged to walk and commute safely to school. It also promotes Road Safety, Health, Public Transport and the Environment.

The objectives of the day are:

• To encourage parents and carers to walk to school with primary school age children and reinforce safe pedestrian behaviour.

• To promote the health benefits of walking and help create regular walking habits at an early age.

• To ensure that children up to 10 years old hold an adult's hand when crossing the road.

• To help children develop the vital road-crossing skills they will need as they become mature pedestrians.

• To reduce the car dependency habits that are being created at an early age and which will be difficult to change as children become adults.

• To promote the use of Public Transport.

• To reduce the level of air pollution created by motor vehicles.

• To reduce the level of traffic congestion.

 

Thank you to those who were able to get involved in such a worthwhile event.