Avanti Ride Safe to School Day

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Friday 25 October is Avanti Ride Safe to School Day, Register your school and get active.

ACT Government is currently implementing the Ride or Walk to School initiative with the aim of assisting schools to encourage more children to ride and walk to school. Road, pedestrian and cycle safety are important elements of riding and walking to school.

Avanti Ride Safe to School Day has been developed to give schools the opportunity to reinforce safety messages around cycling while encouraging students to ride to school.

TO TAKE PART

  1. Register your school by completing the Avanti Ride Safe to School Day School Online Rego
  2. Further information can be downloaded here.
  3. Promote Avanti Ride Safe to School Day to staff, parents and students. Resources have been developed to assist you and are available below.
  4. Count how many students ride whole or part of the way to school on 25 October (see Hands Up Survey template in the online resources)
  5. Complete the Avanti Ride Safe to School Day Participation Survey

Coordinators from registered schools, who complete the participation survey to tell us how many students rode to school, can go into the draw to win an Avanti bike.

RESOURCES

The following resources have been developed to download to help you promote and celebrate Avanti Ride Safe to School Day at your school.

These items will be avaiable for download shortly:

  • Primary School Poster
  • Secondary School Poster
  • Colouring in primary school poster
  • Participation certificate
  • Hands Up Survey
  • Newsletter Insert

Check out the Ride or Walk to School teachers resources from the Active Kids Challenge for classroom ideas http://www.activekids.org.au/userfiles/file/AKC_Teacher_Resource_Ride_or_Walk.pdf

See what some of the Physical Activity Foundation Activators have to say about riding bikes and healthy lifestyles.

Caroline Buchanan http://www.activekids.org.au/site/activators.php?task=detail&id=0007

Michael Milton http://www.activekids.org.au/site/activators.php?task=detail&id=0011

Mark Parton  http://www.activekids.org.au/site/activators.php?task=detail&id=0019

COMPETITIONS

There are plenty of prizes up for grabs for students, schools and Avanti Ride Safe to School coordinators.

Students are encouraged to photograph your events and help you win FACT BMX workshop

When schools complete the Participation Survey after Avanti Ride Safe to School Day:

  • The school that held the most innovative event or activity will win a FACT BMX workshop
  • The staff member or volunteer that coordinates Avanti Ride Safe to School Day in your school can win an Avanti bike

RESOURCES FOR PARENTS

KidSafe has resources available to help parents choose the right bike and helmet and teach their kids how to ride. These and more are also available at www.kidsafeact.com.au

Constable Kenny Koala has tips and resources available for parents and children http://www.ckk.com.au/site/

SUPPORTERS

Avanti Ride Safe to School Day is part of the Ride or Walk to School initiative

Avanti Ride Safe to School Day is proudly supported by:

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