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Benefits of the Walking School Bus • Children arrive at school more alert and ready to learn • Encourages healthy lifestyles and exercise Catch the hool Bus • Children and parents get to meet others in Walking Sc their community Walking School Bus is part of TravelSmart to School, which promotes • Children gain skills to safely walk to school walking, cycling, public transport and carpooling for school trips. • Reduces traffic around the school Catch the Walking School Bus If you are interested in starting a Walking School Bus at your school, or your child would like to catch a Walking School Bus: Further information Contact the Department of Transport Department of Transport Telephone: 08 9216 8000 TravelSmart 441 Murray Street It’s fun Email: email@example.com PERTH WA 6000 T: 08 9216 8000 F: 08 9216 8497 E: firstname.lastname@example.org It’s safe W: www.transport.wa.gov.au/TravelSmart It’s easy It’s good for eve ent ryone and the environm August 2009 Printed on recycled paper Copies of this document are available in alternative formats on application to the department. A Walking School Bus is a great “the result is exercise, SCHO OL way for kindy and primary school fresh air, a relaxed start to the morning, children to walk to and from school in and reduced parking problems around the school” Volunteer Walking School Bus Coordinator, a fun, safe and easy way. Mt Hawthorn Primary School. “It makes me feel What is a Walking School Bus? like I’m doing something for my health, the environment, the community, A Walking School Bus is a group of students, and other mums while creating many with adult supervision, walking along a set route friendships along the way” between their homes and school. Volunteer Walking School Bus Coordinator, West Balcatta Primary School. Children can join the Walking School Bus at points along the route, near their homes. “children of different Children can also be taken to a collection point. ages build relationships with each other that wouldn’t occur otherwise. I think this develops This could be a nearby park where parents drop better networks within the school community” off their children to join the Walking School Bus Volunteer Walking School Bus Coordinator, to school. Richmond Primary School. We need YOU Who can join the Walking School Bus? Let your child be part of the fun! And you can too – as a volunteer. If you do one morning, Jones family home ALL CHILDREN are welcome! other parents will walk your children the other days. If you live within 1 km of your school then the Walking School Bus is ideal for you. Share it and save time! Supervision The bus is accompanied by at least two trained parents or carers. These volunteers can be a parent, grandparent, aunty or uncle. It can also be a neighbour or a community member interested in helping Brooks family home Ng family home children get to school.
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