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Stettler Elementary School Council Walking School Bus
To provide a safe and fun method for Stettler Elementary students to get to school and be more active.
May 2008 to May 2010
Approached the Elementary School Council for support and volunteer coordinator, set date of 1 week during May.
Sent an invitation home for students, student leaders (Middleschool aged) and parent volunteers to sign up to participate in WSB.
Designed WSB routes based on parent volunteers and signed up student addresses. Developed bus stop times and rosters for the parent volunteers.
Sent home WSB information packages with routes, pick up/drop off times, rules and expectations, and Think and Walk pencils/erasers/bracelets.
Planned with Dietician for healthy snacks for each day.
Implemented the WSB for one week.
Many parent volunteers reported that they were able to meet over parents from their neighbourhood.
Students enjoyed the walking and snacks (smoothies).
Paricipation and support led to the project running for 3 consecutive years.
Having the School Council take on the project alleviated the school and health region’s concern about liability.
Students were always well behaved and followed the rules.
Having a ratio of 1 parent to 5 students.
Contact person: Stacie Pederson
Phone: (403) 740-7315