The 2015 National Ride2School Day was a huge success!
On Friday, 13 March 2015 over 2,000 schools and 350,000 students across the nation embraced a healthier start to the day by riding, walking, scooting and skating to school.
SEE HOW SCHOOLS CELEBRATED NATIONAL RIDE2SCHOOL DAY.
GERALDTON PRIMARY SCHOOL
LAKELANDS PRIMARY SCHOOL
MANNING PRIMARY SCHOOL
“We had a terrific day which commenced with staff making breakfast for the children who rode. We estimate we had approx. 200 children ride! We also had a bike clinic where some dads did repairs!” Craig Ashby – Principal
MIDLAND PRIMARY SCHOOL
MOUNT LAWLEY SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL
“We offered a Healthy Active breakfast for all riders and members of our Middle School Bike Club offered a repair service too. We held a raffle for all riders to enter with prizes donated by Cyclemania, who are strong supporters of our Bike Club. It was a fun morning involving help from our Health Committee and Bike Club.” Suzie Barnes – Healthy Active Coordinator
PERTH WALDORF SCHOOL
STAR OF THE SEA CATHOLIC PRIMARY SCHOOL
WOODLANDS PRIMARY SCHOOL
“It was a big day last Friday, which was also worlds greatest shave day , so blue and orange and funny hair. Around 275 of about 400 kids rode, walked or scooted. Three classes had 86%, 84 % and 79% of their class who chose active transport.” Heather Whitehead
YALUMA PRIMARY SCHOOL
“We had a fabulous day and had a great turn out to our free breakfast for those that chose to ride, walk, run, scoot or skate to school. We also had Daniel and James from The Bicycle Entrepreneur Osborne Park come to check bikes and talk about riding to school. They were very busy and were impressed with how many students still rode their bikes.” Tania Maslin
SOUTH THORNLIE PRIMARY SCHOOL
“We had over 127 students ride their bike or scooter to school on Ride to School Day this year. Our P&C volunteers set up an obstacle course on our basketball court with ropes, witch hats, cones, cricket wickets and chalk lines and arrows. The students rode through the course during the morning Mega play time and we had 6 super soakers water guns squirting the kids as they waited their turn or rode through the course. It was followed by a slow race. Four students at a time tried to be last across the finish line in the short 10m track without placing their feet on the ground. It was a very enjoyable morning and our students are looking forward to the next one.” Michelle Manolas – P&C Secretary
NORTH PERTH PRIMARY SCHOOL
COOLBINA PRIMARY SCHOOL
SWANBOURNE PRIMARY SCHOOL
YULUMA PRIMARY SCHOOL
“Our first National Ride2School was a great success with 84% of our school community choosing to give up their car and ride their bikes, scooters, skateboards and walk to school. Parents also got involved and found the morning fitness a great way to talk to their children while taking in the beautiful morning peacefully instead of rushing.
Our kind P&C put on a breakfast for all students who joined in this incentive with donations made to our school from Bakers Delight of Woodlands and community members supporting fitness and community spirit within our school. It was such a great success we plan on doing another one in Term 3.” Tania M – School Officer
BORDEN PRIMARY SCHOOL
The Borden Primary Schools activity involved a ride around the outskirts of their small town and utilised bikes and trikes and scooters they have at the School.
SOUTH PERTH PRIMARY SCHOOL
South Perth Primary School had an outstanding response on their first Ride2School Day!
More than 100 students have taken the bike to school. Of these cyclists significantly many stepped on a bicycle for the first time!
South Perth has fantastic deployed by which only 30% of students have come to school by car, by public transport, less than 10% by public transport and over 30% walking and a small 10% with a scooter.
“Our bike racks were overflowing!! We had a GREAT DAY!” – Daryl Mansfield
Well done Daryl, we are proud of your achieved results!
REDCLIFFE PRIMARY SCHOOL
Redcliffe Primary School celebrated national Ride 2 School Day. The TravelSmart team held a healthy breakfast in the school’s undercover area for all students that walked or rode to school.
The event was advertised around the school for weeks prior to the event. The information was sent home in newsletters to remind parents. The TravelSmart team made posters and put them up around the school.
Here is the poster our creative TravelSmart team made to advertise the event. They also made announcements over the school PA system to remind students about the event.
On the morning of National Ride 2 school day we had 156 students walk, ride or scoot to school (66% of our school). We completed a hands up survey and will share that information with you soon.
Overall National Ride2 School day was a fantastic day at Redcliffe Primary School. We are looking forward to our next event!
SWANBOURNE PRIMARY SCHOOL
The bike racks at Swanny Primary were full to overflowing on 22 March 2013 for national Ride2School Day. Over 100 people rode their bikes (almost 1/4 of the student population) while others scooted or walked.
CARNARVON COMMUNITY COLLEGE
It was a splendid morning with 108 “bikers” arriving for a free healthy breakfast, courtesy of our P&C Association.
We had entertainment from our Bootscooting Team and Jump Rope for Heart Skippers. Our Deputy gave a brief talk about bicycle maintenance and safety. Students were also encouraged to decorate their helmets, with super results. Our local sport store and toy shop donated prizes. The bike racks at school are now so busy due to the enthusiasm generated by Ride2School!
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