Active to School is a program geared toward encouraging families to choose ‘active transportation’ for the trip to and from school. Active transportation refers to any form of human-powered (non-motorized) travel such as walking, biking, wheelchair, scooter, or skateboard to get to/from school. Students who are driven can also get involved. Students driven to school can also be dropped off in a safe zone a few blocks from the school where they can walk part of the way. Students who ride the bus to and from school can practice active transportation to/from their bus stop. It’s a win-win for parents, students and schools.
Walk, Wheel, Roll and WIN a new bike!
We’re challenging students and families in Northwestern Ontario to try active travel to school.
Post a picture of your active travel to school for a chance to win a new bike and other prizes
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Why should kids walk or bike to school?
There are so many benefits for
students including physical, mental, environmental, independence, safety, fun
and happiness. Find out more about all
Safety and resources to help families plan their active route to school:
Safety remains an important consideration when using active transportation, and it is done at the parent/guardian’s discretion. More information and resources on how to plan a safe and active trip to school:
Important tips to maximize safety during COVID-19:
- Physical distancing should be maintained where possible. Stay at least 2 metres (or 6 feet) away from other people whenever possible.
- If physical distancing is difficult to maintain, wear a mask.
- Travel on foot or by bike rather than by car if you are not on the bus.
- If walking in a group, stick with students who live in the same house or are in the same classroom.