Active School Travel: Craigslea State School Named School of the Year

Active School Travel Craigslea State School
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Congratulations to Craigslea State School in Chermside West for winning the School of the Year award after successfully implementing Brisbane’s Active School Travel program!

Craigslea State School is only in its first year of the program and has managed to achieve the “greatest increase in students actively travelling” thus coveting the esteemed recognition. 

At the start of Term 2, the school ran a “Walking, Wheeling Wednesday” initiative that encouraged more physical activities for both students and staff members.  

The Active School Travel (AST) program, which is in its 18th year, also reduced traffic congestion as the school community had to leave their cars at home and instead allowed the children to walk, bike or take the scooter to school.

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“Well done to all the students, parents, teachers and staff who participate by getting active and importantly reducing congestion and increasing safety around our school,” the school’s AST team said in announcing Craigslea State School’s achievement.

Craigslea State School Active School Travel
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“Active School Travel is one of the easiest ways to incorporate physical activity into everyday life for all children.”

 Also recognised for this year’s AST awards are: 

Wishart State School
School of Excellence 2022 
Highest percentage of active travel in large schools

St Anthony’s School, Kedron
Greatest increase of active travel in large schools 

Seven Hills State School
Greatest increase of active travel in small schools

Junction Park State School
Highest percentage of active travel in small schools