Smarter ways to get to school

Southern Gazette (South Perth) - - Opinion -

ST Augustine’s Pri­mary School has reached the dou­ble plat­inum level in the Trav­elS­mart to School Pro­gram.

The pro­gram aims to re­duce the num­ber of chil­dren who are driven to school by pro­mot­ing ac­tive travel al­ter­na­tives like walk­ing, cy­cling and catch­ing public trans­port.

City of Bel­mont Mayor Phil Marks pre­sented the award at the school’s Walk Safely to School Day event.

“The Dou­ble Plat­inum level in the Trav­elS­mart to School pro­gram is the high­est pos­si­ble award and only one other school has achieved this,” he said.

“I am pleased to say the other school to achieve this level is Red­cliffe Pri­mary School, and it is a won­der­ful achieve­ment to have the top two schools in the Trav­elS­mart Pro­gram in Bel­mont.”

Cr Marks en­cour­aged all pri­mary schools in the Bel­mont area to sup­port the pro­gram.

“St Augustine’s Pri­mary is set­ting a great ex­am­ple for other schools by re­duc­ing the num­ber of cars on the lo­cal streets, mak­ing it safer for chil­dren to choose ac­tive ways to get to school,” he said.

St Augustine’s Trav­elS­mart team Veroonika Dan­nock, Ri­ley Steven­son, Ai­dan Lawrence and Bristol Sant with City of Bel­mont Trav­elS­mart of­fi­cer Craw­ford Con­nell, Mayor Phil Marks and par­ent Trav­elS­mart co-or­di­na­tor Jac­inta Thompson.

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