Challenge is on as kids TravelSmart to school
  • Friday 07 June 2013

Thousands of kids across the region are taking up Sunshine Coast Council’s TravelSmart to School Challenge this week.

The five-day competition is an initiative of council’s TravelSmart program to promote the benefits of sustainable travel to schools and students.

Transport Strategy Portfolio Councillor Rick Baberowski said more than 3,000 students are expected to make sustainable travel choices throughout the week, in an effort to become the Coast’s most TravelSmart school.

“This is about working with our school communities to encourage the adoption of more sustainable travel behaviour such as riding a bike, scooter, or skateboard, walking, catching a bus or carpooling to school,” he said.

“Not only is this an active and healthy way to get to school, but it allows students to assess and experience how sustainable travel options can contribute to a healthier environment and help reduce traffic congestion.

“The school with the highest percentage of students that travel sustainably during the week will be awarded some great prizes including bikes, skateboards, scooters and helmets and all participants will receive a certificate.”

Schools involved in the TravelSmart to School Challenge this week include:

  • Chancellor State College Primary
  • Tewantin State School
  • Peregian Springs State School
  • Coolum State School
  • St Thomas More Primary School
  • Siena Catholic Primary School
  • Pacific Paradise State School
  • Noosaville State School
  • Pomona State School
  • St Andrews Anglican College
  • Nambour State School