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Active School Travel

Mansfield State School has been working proactively with our community and the Brisbane City Council to implement the Active School Travel initiative. Through the initiative, Brisbane City Council has provided Mansfield State School students with many opportunities, including Prep and Year 1 students participating in scooter skills training and road safety presentations at Junior and Senior Parades. Since our launch of the initiative in 2017, we have increased our percentage of students actively traveling to school from 29% to 64%.

 
Active School Travel Achievements
 During our first year of the initiative, our school’s Active School Travel committee was invited to attend the 2017 Active School Travel Awards Celebration at City Hall. At this event, we were awarded AST School of the Year and Highest Percentage of Active School Travel in a Large School.
 
This success reflects the high engagement of our school community in this initiative. Congratulations to students, parents and staff for getting involved in this fantastic program. We look forward to continuing to share our success in this initiative with you
 
Why get involved?
 
Travelling actively to school helps to encourage students to be more active and healthy, while also increasing their road safety awareness and reducing traffic congestion around our school. Getting involved in this initiative is also a great way to meet other families in your local area who also travel actively.
 
 
 How does it work?
 
 
Wednesday is our Active School Travel Day!

Students are encouraged to walk, ride a scooter, skateboard or bike, carpool or catch public transport to school. Students earn a stamp in their Active School Travel passport when they travel actively to school. As students earn stamps, they collect prizes, which can be collected from members of the Student Council during break times on a Wednesday.
Teachers and Class Captains complete Active School Travel surveys each Wednesday. During Parade each week, the class with the highest percentage of Active School Travellers is presented with the sought-after ‘Golden Star’ trophy to recognise and reward their effort.
 
Getting Involved
The Active School Travel initiative is led by a committee of dedicated and passionate parents and staff, who ensure the program continues to grow in popularity and success. If you would like to be involved in the Active School Travel committee or would like to share your ideas on the initiative, please contact us info@mansfielss.eq.edu.au
 


  
Some ideas for getting involved in the program include:
 
 
·         Form a ‘walking school bus’ with other families in your area
·         Park outside the yellow circle on the Active School Travel Map below and walk the rest of the way to school
·         Walk or ride along one of our Active Travel routes (pink lines) on the Active School Travel Map below
·         Carpool with other families
·         Travel on public transport
·         Participate in our Active School Travel events and competitions
·         Choose an extra day each week to travel actively – being active isn’t limited to Wednesdays!
 
 
Active School Travel Events
 
Term 2 Park & Stride event 
 68% of our students travelled actively on this day! 
 
 
 
Get Microsoft SilverlightTerm 2 Park & Stride
 
 
 
 
Golden Boot Winners – May 2017 
for the highest percentage of walkers
 
  
 
 
 
Stay up to date with upcoming events by checking back on this webpage, reading our school Newsletter or by following our school’s Facebook page
Our Active School Travel Map
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Meet the Active School Travel Characters
 
 
 






 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 




 
 
 

 
Support
  
Our Active School Travel program has been supported by the team at Brisbane City Council. More information is available at https://www.brisbane.qld.gov.au/traffic-transport/public-transport/school-transport/active-school-travel-program