Walking School Program

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Walking School Program
  1. A Walking School Bus is a school bus powered not by an engine but by legs. Children don’t sit inside this ‘bus’ – they walk in a group to school, with an adult ‘driver’ in the front and an adult ‘conductor’ at the rear. The walkers are the bus.
    1. Some benefits for children
      1. Get to school safely, conveniently and on time get regular physical activity and exercise gain a sense of independence
      2. Some benefits for parents
        1. Feel confident that their children are healthier save money get their children to school safely and on time
        2. Benefits for teachers
          1. Students arrive at school more alert and ready to learn, it provides another avenue to involve parents and other adults in the school, it creates additional educational opportunities that build on the Walking School Bus experience.
          2. Benefits for the community
            1. Eases the congestions around the school grounds (every child on the bus is potentially one less car on the road), proves a safer, non-polluting and sustainable transport alternativ
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