Bicycle Network: Teachers
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Children need parental permission to walk and ride to school. Warrnambool West Primary has come up with a nifty incentive to further promote active travel for students and parents.
P.E. teacher John Millard has added a Parent Prize - for parents who walk or ride to school with their children - to the school's already comprehensive active travel program.
A ticket is handed out at the gate upon arrival, either by student representatives or teachers. Parents go into a draw to recieve sporting goods and more! They might win a pair of sports socks or a pedometer if they're a walker, or a high visibility vest or bike bell if a rider. There is also a student prize at the school as well.
In Warrnambool local businesses have supported this incentive, particularly bike shops and the council itself.
John Millard says that more and more parents have been walking to school (and that means more and more students) since the school introduced parent prizes.
Your school could draw the prize weekly, monthly or even at an end of term assembly.
Click here for Parent Prize ticket (MS word)
Click here for Student Prize ticket (MS word)
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