Brightwater State School will be participating in the National Walk to School Day (WSTSD) next week, Thursday the 18th of May 2017.
This national annual event is where all Primary School children and encouraged to walk and commute safely to school. This community event seeks to promote road safety, health, public transport and the environment.
WSTSD promotes the important messages to our children, that Active kids are Healthy kids. The event encourages parents, carers and their children to build regular walking to and from school into their daily routine as children need a minimum of 60 minutes exercise per day. It also encourages parents to drive less and walk more, aiming to decrease vehicle congestion around schools.
Brightwater State School continues to encourage parents and students to join them on their weekly walk that the school first implemented this “Walk to School Program” in May 2015.
These walks have gradually been gaining momentum with keen students and parents starting their morning off on the right step with a little bit of light exercise in the morning.
Mr Brian McBride, a Director of Buderim Lions and the co-ordinator of the walk to school programs, said, “we very much appreciate the support and participation of Queensland Police, Neighbourhood Watch, Travel Smart, Sunshine Coast Council and the community volunteers who assist in supporting and supervising the walks and our sponsor, Heritage Bank Buderim.”
Heritage Bank Buderim is the generous sponsor of the Brightwater Walk to School Program, as well as supporting other “Walking School buses” on the Sunshine Coast. Participating students can earn 10 dollars for every 10 walks they participate in.
If your child attends Brightwater Primary School and would like to participate in the “Walking School Bus” every Thursday morning, further information and consent forms are available from the Administration Office at the school.