Schools Rewarded for Travelling Smart

8/02/2016

Three local schools have been awarded directional signage by the City of Rockingham to support families who walk or ride to school.

Charthouse Primary School, Secret Harbour Primary School and Warnbro Primary School have had directional and distance countdown signage installed on footpaths along the routes to the schools.
 
Installed just before school started this year, the 24 footpath signs cost about $3,200 aim to support walkers and cyclists on their way to school. The Schools were selected based on their support of the Department of Transport’s TravelSmart to School program, which encourages school communities to connect and encourage students to be healthy and active by choosing to walk or cycle to school, which has the positive effect of reducing traffic issues around peak times at schools.
 
City of Rockingham Mayor, Barry Sammels said the City is proud to support healthy lifestyle choices: “The City of Rockingham has been working together with the Department of Transport and local TravelSmart Schools to promote active transport to schools.
 
“Charterhouse Primary, Secret Harbour Primary and Warnbro Primary have all been doing a fantastic job to promote sustainability and alternate ways of getting to school and this sets a great example of how to add a little exercise to your day.
 
“More than 190 schools in the Perth region participate in the TravelSmart to School program and the more schools that encourage and promote the program, the less pollution and traffic there is around schools, while encouraging our kids to be more active.”
  
More Information
www.transport.wa.gov.au/activetransport/active-transport.asp

 
 
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