For the last 18 years, National Walk Safely to School Day has led the way in encouraging primary school children to walk and commute safely to school. This year NWSTSD is tomorrow (Friday 19 May) and there’s still time to get involved with this community event!
Learning road safety is a key part of all children’s development, and not only does Walk Safely to School Day give kids great tools for their future but it also encourages exercise, independence and helps ease that morning traffic we all battle at the school gate during drop-off and pick up!
This year, you can make it fun for kids to learn about commuting safely by taking part in Walk Safely to School Day. More children walking to school means a healthier environment and healthier kids, plus there are significant physical, mental and social health benefits which can be achieved through regular walking.
As part of the program, parents and carers will be encouraged to closely supervise young children, particularly those under 10 years of age, in all road environments, holding hands when near or crossing the road.
How to get involved with National Walking Safely to School Day:
- Sign up here for a kit containing WSTSD posters, stickers and information, and you can order additional stickers online
- As part of the program you can host a Healthy Breakfast at your school (see below)
- Tell your friends, parents, carers and teachers about the event
- Suggest to parents and carers who have to drive, to park the car at least 10 minutes away from the school
- Register your school as a WSTSD Ambassador to permit and assist with publicity