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Walk Safely to School Day

Walk Safely to School Day

​On Friday 23 May 2014, we would like all students to participate in Walk Safely to School Day.

This annual, national event is aimed at Primary School children and the objectives 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.

  • 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 and reduce the level of traffic congestion and air pollution.