Walk & Roll to School Week
Walk & Roll to School Week (October 17-21, 2016) is a chance for all City of Surrey elementary schools to encourage and celebrate students and their families walking, cycling, and scootering to school.
Last year over 30 Surrey elementary schools participated! The winning schools were:
- K.B. Woodward Elementary
- Hjorth Road Elementary
- Berkshire Park Elementary
Here’s how your school can participate in 2016:
- Register your school by October 7. We’ll send you a starter kit (including an activity guide, recording posters, stickers, reflectors, safety materials, and banner) to help you plan your school’s Walk & Roll to School Week activities.
- During Walk & Roll, use the classroom recording posters to track your school’s active trips to school. Remember to take photographs of your students walking and rolling!
- After Walk & Roll, PRIZES! Watch for an e-mail to submit your school’s participation results. We’ll pull all of the numbers and stories together and announce this year’s winners in November!
Why should your school register?
- Registered schools are eligible to win fantastic prizes!
- Top prize: The Mayor’s Golden Shoe trophy, $500, and a fun prize pack (bike locks, bike bells, pedometers, and umbrellas)
- Four runners-up: A fun prize pack (bike locks, bike bells, pedometers, and umbrellas)
- Enjoy friendly competition with other schools in Surrey
- Receive a starter kit that includes:
- An ideas and activities resource sheet to help you plan your school’s celebration
- Stickers and reflectors
- ICBC Pedestrian Safety posters
- Colouring sheets
- A 36x90” “I walk or bike to school because…” banner for students to write or draw on
The Bigger Picture: Why Surrey Cares
Walking and cycling is the perfect way for kids to be active, help the environment and have a lot of fun on the way to and from school. That’s why we’re spending $5.8 million in 2016 on walking and cycling infrastructure around schools.
Walking and cycling to school builds regular physical activity into the daily routine, helps to decrease traffic congestion around schools, increases concentration and learning outcomes at school, builds community and provides a strong foundation for lifelong walking, cycling and transit transportation lifestyles.