Students from Kāpiti schools still have time to sign up for Movin’March, a celebration to encourage students and parents to get active on the way to school without travelling in a car.
Movin’March has attracted students from over 65 schools and is a month long (1-31 March) celebration of active travel organised by the Greater Wellington Regional Council.
In 2016 14,000 Wellington area students took part in Movin’March. In 2017 the aim is to attract 20,000 students.
During the month students will have the opportunity to take part in a wide range of activities to encourage active travel. During Movin’March activities will include:
The decision to allow children to walk or bike to school can be a daunting decision but the benefits of increased physical and mental well-being are worthwhile. Research shows walking and biking to school improves physical fitness and helps develop confidence, independence, decision making and risk assessment skills, improve communication with parents and build a stronger sense of community.
This is what participants in last year’s Movin’March had to say about the programme:
Max, aged 10 yrs
Juanita, aged 10 yrs
Cyprus, aged 10 yrs
Stephanie, aged 9 yrs
For more information about how to enrol in Movin’March please see www.movinmarch.com