Here are some of the resources we have developed to make it easy for you to encourage riding and walking to school.
RIDE2SCHOOL DAY HOW TO GUIDE
Get all the tips and advice you need to plan a successful Ride2School Day at your school.
Simply click the How-to Guide to download and start planning your Ride2School Day celebration.
This infographic highlights the benefits of increased physical activity for students and the school community.
Simply download it, print it off and display it around your school.
RIDE2SCHOOL INFORMATION FLYER
We can support you to promote a healthy active travel to school culture in your community. You can give this flyer to your principal to start the conversation about how we can support you and make walking and riding to school easy for your school to encourage.
Simply download it, print it off and share it.
TRAVELSMART TO SCHOOL
Passionate about kids getting active? TravelSmart to School provides year round inspiration, resources and recognition. Primary schools are invited to share Ride2School Day plans and event photos at tsts.com.au Check out the awesome ideas in their guide to Running an Event. Download the guide on How to Plan and Run an Event.
In addition to stickers, acknowledge students who made the commitment to participating in National Ride2School Day by awarding them to wear a funky badge. If your school has a DIY badge making kit then click on the below three designs to print them off and use as particpation incentives or as a fundraising idea.
THE M CHECK
You don’t need to be a mechanic to give your student’s or children’s bikes a quick check. We’ve develop an infographic to make it much easier to complete the checks.
Simply follow the ‘M’ shape to make sure you cover off each area.
HELMET FIT GUIDE
Helmets are compulsory for bike riding. A poor fitting helmet, however, is almost as useless as a missing helmet. It is easy to make sure your child’s helmet fits correctly.
Follow the simple steps in this guide to ensure the correct fit.
ESSENTIAL TOOLS (FOR OLDER CHILDREN)
Here’s a list of the essential items you or your child need when out riding. Each item is selected to fix the most common problems that will be encountered while riding.
Keep your school community in the loop with all the details about your walking and riding promotion day. We have created newsletter announcements to help you get as many walkers and wheelers on the day. Click here to download.
GETTING LOCAL MEDIA ON BOARD
One of the best ways to get the community more involved in your National Ride2School Day is promoting it through your local media. Involving local media not only increases community involvement, it also shows the wider community that your school supports active travel.
To get your local media involved with your National Ride2School Day, follow these simple steps:
1. Send your personalised media release to all local media (Tip: send them individual emails as opposed to a bulk email).
2. Call all your local media contacts no later than 24 hours after you have sent the media release and:
- Confirm they have received the media release.
- Ask your local newspaper if they are interested in any photo opportunities regarding preparation for the event &/or covering the event on the day.
- Be as accommodating as possible with your local media’s needs. The easier you make it for them, the more likely they are to provide you with publicity.
3. If your local newspaper would like to take photos, ensure that:
- Parents/Guardians have signed a permission form allowing their children to appear in the photographs.
- Students photographed on bikes are correctly wearing helmets in all photographs
Place this web tile on your school’s website to promote your commitment to healthy lifestyles.
Cycling to school– for rules regarding cycling on footpath and shared paths please visit The Department of Transport
Walking to school– for pedestrian safety information please visit Active Transport and download the Heart Foundation’s Guide to promoting walking and cycling to school and the Pedestrian Safety Fact Sheet.
The Directions Road Safety Education Plan aims to communicate the comprehensive road safety education programs and services targeting young road users.
The Choose Active Transport Guide is a resource regarding where children should ride and other road safety tips and discussions. It can be used within schools and especially during the road safety lessons. Matilda’s Morning Adventures is an early childhood storybook talking about active travel and road safety designed to accompany the Choose Active Transport Guide.