Deniliquin Pastoral Times
Here we come
Mathoura Public School students travelled to school on two wheels instead of four last week for the annual ‘ride to school’ day.
This annual event promotes the health and environmental benefits of walking, riding or scootering to school as opposed to driving.
MPS principal Janice Eddy said the event was a great success, with every student taking part. “Every single child got involved,” Mrs Eddy said.
“Even the students who live out of town were dropped into town, and then rode their bikes or scooters from there.
“Once they arrived to school there was a special breakfast on offer of yoghurt, fresh fruit and pancakes for the kids to enjoy, which was kindly sponsered by Deniliquin IGA.”
Students from Kindergarten to Year 4 went through various road safety exercises on school grounds, including how to stop at stop signs and footpath etiquette.
Years 5 and 6 students were given the opportunity to practise on the surrounding school roads.
Mrs Eddy said she hoped the ‘ride to school’ day encouraged and prepared students to ride to school more often.
“We like to make a rather big deal of the event every year, so the kids enjoy it and want to continue to ride to school.”