Students join staff to ride to school
MORE than 100 Kennedy Baptist College students, staff and parents jumped on their bikes for the morning commute as part of National Ride2School Day earlier this month.
While the emphasis of the day was on promoting a healthy physical lifestyle, the mass ride also added a sense of belonging and community.
Students dressed up their bikes, science teachers wore their lab coats and physical education teachers Scott Britza and David Orr thrilled spectators on their tandem bike.
After arriving at the school all participants enjoyed a healthy breakfast together before heading off to class.
Principal Mark Ashby rode in with the students and declared the morning a success.
“This was a great opportunity for the College all to get involved together and it was wonderful to see so many families participate,” he said.
Ride2School Day is an initiative run by Bicycling Western Australia, in conjunction with similar eastern states organisations.
By riding and walking to school, students contributed to their minimum physical activity level of 60 minutes per day.
Research shows that students who ride and walk as part of their journey to school are more focused and ready to learn when compared with those who are driven.
Kennedy Baptist College student Georgia McCabe rides to school.