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St Mary's Anglican Girls School


Activity

During 2007 St Mary’s Anglican Girls School has participated in the TravelSmart to School program initiated by the City of Stirling and Millennium Kids.

A TravelSmart to School project involved the whole Junior School over one term. Students began the project by doing a survey of how students travelled to and from school, and the ten ‘Millennium Kids’ launched the Travel Smart project at a Junior School assembly. These ten students had attended a Millennium Kids Sustainability Roadshow held earlier in the year, at which they had learnt about sustainability and begun their TravelSmart to School project planning.

The assembly promoted environmentally friendly travel options such as walking, riding, catching a bus or carpooling. Captain Clean Up made a special appearance and was a highlight for all.

Students were invited to fill in slips each week showing how they travelled SMART to school and a winning class was awarded each week at assembly. The winning class received a certificate and a class set of “Elastics’ to play with during the week, and some individual prizes were also given courtesy of Department of Environment and Conservation’s AirWatch program.

Surveys and prizes were undertaken every week during the term, ending with a TravelSmart to School free dress day during the last week. On that day all students were asked to make a special effort to walk, ride or bus to school. Throughout the project the ten ‘Millennium Kids’ student coordinators met each week to discuss the progress of the project and plan new announcements and awards.

A highlight of the project has been the enthusiasm of the ten Junior School students and their commitment to the project; they have continued to take on new environmental projects throughout the year.

Community Partnerships

St Mary’s AGS had several community partners within this project:

  • Millennium Kids - facilitators of the TravelSmart to School program for WA schools
  • Airwatch City of Stirling - partner in the delivery of the TravelSmart to School program
  • Men of Trees – seed propagation and coordination of planning in local bushland

Curriculum Links

English: Speaking
Health: Knowledge; Attitudes & Values
Maths: Working Mathematically
Society and Environment: Place & Space; Active Citizenship

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