Pedestrian Council of Australia
Road Safety
Walk to Work Day
Friday 5 October 2018

Pupils learn to be safe on road

ASPLEY State School pupils are tying their laces and hitting the pavement on Friday for Walk Safely to School Day.

The national day promotes regular walking and reinforces road-crossing skills among children.

School principal Andrew Duncan said it was the first year the school would take part in the initiative with children and parents encouraged to either walk, scoot or ride to school.

"Keeping kids safe on the roads is our biggest priority apart from teaching and learning," he said.

"Walking is also a great opportunity to get the kids active and and keeps a focus on travelling to and from school safely." As well as taking part in Walk Safely to School Day, Aspley State School pupils have also been involved in Brisbane City Council’s Active School Travel Program.

Every Tuesday is known as tackle traffic Tuesday and students who actively travel to school on that day collect stamps in their active school travel passports to earn rewards.

"Even if parents do it with them one day a week, it’s teaching children to be active and walk to school instead of drive," Leigh-Ann Rohde of the Aspley State School Active Travel Committee said.

Councillor Norm Wyndham (McDowall) praised the school for taking part in both initiatives.

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LOOK LEFT: Aspley State School pupils Nick Wall and Alana Russell with committee leader Leigh-Ann Rohde, walking to school. Picture: RUSSELL BROWN
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