Singleton primary schools getting behind National Walk Safely to School Day (WSTSD)

WALK: SPS coordinator Lisa Smith says they are organising meeting points where  parents and students can join teachers then walk to school.
WALK: SPS coordinator Lisa Smith says they are organising meeting points where parents and students can join teachers then walk to school.

Our local primary schools have been working together to prepare students for the national Walk Safely to School Day (WSTSD) on Friday, May 18. 

A collaborative workshop was held during term one at Singleton Public School (SPS) and in class teachers have been discussing the health benefits of walking and how to do it safely.  

On the day students will also be working through age-appropriate activities on a dedicated website.

SPS WSTSD coordinator Lisa Smith says they have been discussing various safety issues, like being aware of cars reversing out of driveways.

“Another issue we have talked about in class is not being distracted by digital devices, like phones or ipads, while walking near the road,” she explains.

Another issue we have talked about is not being distracted by digital devices, like phones or ipads, while near the road...

SPS WSTSD coordinator Lisa Smith

Now in its 19th year, the annual event encourages primary school children to walk and commute safely to school for a number of reasons, including: the health benefits, reducing traffic congestion and air pollution.