The Year 4 students and their teachers have focused on active travel this year and have accomplished an enormous amount.

They have:

-collected data on a weekly basis to gauge how students travel to school and have entered the data into HandsUp, a reporting tool from Bicycle Network. Because of their perseverance we are now a GOLD SCHOOL, the highest possible rating.

-organised our ride/walk/scoot to school day, where they provide a healthy breakfast, organised a ‘dress up your bike’ competitions and invited local member Tim Baxter to join the fun.

-teamed up with Dr Cranky’s bike hospital and to support his initiative they wrote persuasive letters asking for donations from bike shops in the area. Just last week they received a large parcel from 99bikes, containing bikes seats, tubes, bike oil and other goodies.

-worked with Bicycle Network and Port Phillip Council to create 4 Active Travel Paths so that our community can travel more easily to school. The paths will be launched at the start of Term 4.

To celebrate their achievements we invited Bicycle Network to set up their Modular Pumptrack for the Year 4 children next Wednesday for a whole day to improve their bike handling skills, build their confidence and to just have some fun!

From all of us here at Parkitect Australia we say a BIG congratulations to the kids at St Kilda Primary school – we hope you had a fantastic day of fun!

Story courtesy of Sue Higgins Aug 14, 2017