Kenmore South State School Joins Active School Travel Program

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Kenmore South State School is encouraging the parents of their students, along with their school staff, to limit the use of cars when going to and from school to ease street traffic congestion and promote a healthier lifestyle.

Instead, the school community is encouraged to use their bikes or scooters, walk to school, or take public transportation.

The school has joined the city’s Active School Travel program to promote a clean, green and healthy lifestyle for the students, the staff, and the whole school community.

For the next three years, the program from Brisbane City Council will provide free resources, incentives and tools that will facilitate and motivate active travel.

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Kenmore South State School
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Through the program, children will have access to bike and scooter skills training programs from professional coaches or learn essential skills to carry on for life from bus orientation sessions. Representatives from RACQ Streets Ahead will conduct road safety sessions. 

The Active School Travel program has interclass and interschool competitions as well. Other new participants for 2023 include Inala State School, Murarrie State School, Salisbury State School, Sunnybank Hills State School, Upper Mt Gravatt State School, and St Joseph’s School in Nundah.

Over 168 schools and 127,000 students have taken part in this internationally-recognised initiative following its launch in 2004. For more information on how schools can take part, contact Council via 07 3403 8888.