Buderim Mountain State School embraces Active School Travel
  • Thursday 27 March 2008

On Wednesday 26 March, Buderim Mountain State School children and parents will take to the streets and walk to school for the relaunch of the Active School Travel Program. This is a fantastic program for the school community to be involved in.

There are three meeting places within a kilometre of the school, and every Wednesday morning at 8.10am, parents, students and volunteers will set out for a walk to school.

The three meeting places for students and parents are:

intersection of Mill Road and King Street at Wirreanda Shopping Complex
corner of Ferguson Avenue and Gloucester Road
Corner of Townsend Road and Burnett Street

The Active School Travel Program aims to:

  • reduce traffice congestion around schools by decreasing the number of students travelling to and from school by car
  • provide more travel choices by highlighting other modes of transport (walking, cycling)
  • improve environmental awareness of students through participation in active transport.

The overarching concern is to ensure the safety of children travelling to and from school.

Active School Travel is a partnership between Buderim School, Sunshine Coast Regional Council and Brisbane City Council. The program increases young people’s awareness of health and fitness, safety, and the environment.