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Walk Safely to School Day

Walk Safely to
School Day:
Next Friday,
19 May, 2017.
Walk Safely to School Day is next Friday. Walk Safely to School Day (WSTSD) is an annual, national event when all Primary School children will be encouraged to walk and commute safely to school. It is a Community Event seeking to promote Road Safety, Health, Public Transport and the Environment. It will be held throughout Australia on Friday, 19 May 2017.
The objectives of WSTSD are:
· To encourage parents and carers to walk to school with primary school age children and reinforce safe pedestrian behaviour.
· To promote the health benefits of walking and help create regular walking habits at an early age.
· To ensure that children up to 10 years old hold an adult's hand when crossing the road.
· To help children develop the vital road-crossing skills they will need as they become mature pedestrians.
· To reduce the car dependency habits that are being created at an early age and which will be difficult to change as children become adults.
· To promote the use of Public Transport.
· To reduce the level of air pollution created by motor vehicles.
· To reduce the level of traffic congestion.
Meringandan State School Start Points:
1.  Tom Volp Park (Main Street).
2.  The bus shelter at Lobwein Street.
3.  Corner of Curlew Street and Hansford Road.
Please be at your chosen start point by 8:10am. We will start walking to school at 8:15am.
Parents are most welcome to join us! Parents who are unable to participate must sign their
students in at the starting point when they do the drop off.