- Last updated:
- 10 Jun 2019
On Friday 17 May 2019, around 2000 Sunshine Coast students participated in National Walk Safely to School Day.
Council promotes this annual event to schools in the Sunshine Coast Council region and provides prizes to encourage student participation. Walking to school regularly is beneficial to children's health and well being. It helps them to be more physically active, independent and confident. It also helps to reduce traffic problems around schools and teaches children about road safety.
Walk to school safety tips for young children:
- Always cross at pedestrian crossings or lights, even if you have to walk further.
- Wait for the crossing supervisor to stop cars or for the green walk signal to light up.
- Where there is no crossing or lights, pick the safest crossing point where there are no parked cars.
- Look with your eyes and listen with your ears to be sure there are no cars coming.
- When you are certain there are no cars coming, cross quickly to the other side while still looking and listening.
- Walk on the footpath or pathway and keep left in case a bike needs to pass you.
- Stop at driveways to check that no cars are reversing or entering the driveway.
- Hold an adult's hand if you are under 10 or still learning to walk safely to school.
For further information email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 07 5475 7272.
Peter Bettess from Buderim Lions Club, Mayor Mark Jamieson and student Sam walked to Buderim Mountain State School for Walk Safely to School Day.