Safety in focus at annual walk to school day
Students at Tuart Rise Primary School are jumping at the chance to get involved with Walk Safely to School Day which kicks off this Friday morning.
The Baldivis school has been holding the national community event since 2015 that aims to raise awareness of the health, road safety, transport and environmental benefits that regular walking can provide for children’s long-term well-being.
This year students in the area will join their parents on a safe walk to school before attending a big breakfast.
Deputy principal Glynn Andersen said the day gave new families the chance to meet each other and form friendships. “The students enjoy the walk because they are with their families and friends and it’s another opportunity to have a fun start to the school day,” she said.
“It also provides the opportunity to learn how to cross roads safely as we have no crosswalk attendants.”
Tuart Rise parent Peta-Lee Evans has been involved with the program since 2015 and said she felt safer knowing her children were making the right choices on their way to school.
“It’s about learning the road rules and knowing they should be walking with a parent,” she said.
”On the day they really register what they should be doing and they’re looking out for obstacles on their way to school.”
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