Walking School Bus

What is a Walking School Bus?
The Walking School Bus is an initiative of the Black Forest Primary School parent community. A Walking School Bus is a group of students who walk along a safe route to school, accompanied by parent supervisors. Parents, grandparents and other caregivers are welcome to join the journey to school.

When will it happen?
From the beginning of Term 2 2019, the Walking School Bus will depart every Friday morning, with the first departure on Friday 3 May 2019.

Where will it go?
There are two routes, and each will begin at 8.15am, to arrive at school by 8.35am.

What are the benefits of a Walking School Bus?
More and more schools are starting Walking School Bus initiatives. As a safe and convenient way to get to school, Walking School Buses have a range of benefits, including

  • A chance for children and parents to develop friendships with others in the school community
  • An understanding of road safety and traffic rules
  • Improvement of health and wellbeing through walking to school and social connections
  • Reducing traffic congestion and pollution around the school

Parents, grandparents and caregivers are encouraged to accompany the Walking School Bus. Students who participate are expected to:

  • Listen to the instructions of supervising adults
  • Follow the road rules
  • Be respectful of all other participants
  • Stay with the group until arrival at school
  • Enjoy themselves!

While prams are welcome, for safety reasons dogs, scooters and bikes are not permitted as part of the Walking School Bus.

For more information check out the Walking School Bus Flyer.

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