Walk on Wednesdays (WOW) Program - Starts November 4th
WOW Update - January 2016
The Canadians have taken a commanding lead in our WOW program. Small prizes will be awarded to the Canadians the first week of February and all WOW participants names will draw for a water bottle. A new challenge will start February, and encourage all students to participate by walking or cycling with friends or walk drive to 5 (park 2 blocks or walk through the forest) to earn points for your team.
At each door a grade 7 or parent volunteer will scan those who cycle, walk or walk part-way. House teams get one point for every participant so every team member plays an import role in the teams success.
Everyone who participates wins:
How the program works:
**Cards will be distributed to students by their classroom teacher. The QR code only contains student’s first name, last initial and house team. The font on the card is too small for anyone to read the name of the student on the card, it is used for distribution. You may black out name if you prefer.
Why the program is important:
- Walking and biking to school are simple steps that families can take to contribute to a healthier, more sustainable community, by reducing the number of cars to and from school and promoting healthy, active transportation.
- Walking or biking to school gives both parents and kids the opportunity to develop friendships, learn and practice traffic safety skills, get fit and have fun. It may also help kids learn better; studies have shown that kids who use active transportation daily are better able to concentrate in school!
- Live out of the catchment – then try DRIVE to 5. Drive to 5 minutes away and walk from there.
- So lace up your walking shoes, jump on your bike, skateboard or scooter and Walk ’n Roll to School every Wednesday.
Thank you to the ASRTS grant for providing the new cards for this North Shore wide program.
WOW is organized by PAC.