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Greater Wellington Regional Council

Email: schooltravel@gw.govt.nz

Phone: 04 830 4333

Address: PO Box 11646, Wellington 6142

WHAT IS MOVIN'MARCH?

Movin’March is a month long celebration of active travel to school run by the Greater Wellington Regional Council. Participating schools will be encouraging families to walk, bike or scoot to school during March.

 

There are some great prizes to be won by participating in the WOW Passport Challenge and Photo Competition.

Download the factsheet for all the details. 

PHOTO COMPETITION

Snap a photo of your whānau's journey to school during
Movin’March. It might highlight a small adventure or
wonder discovered along the way, or simply capture a
moment in your journey.

 

Post your photo publicly on Facebook or Instagram using #movinmarch. All entries will go in the daily draw to win a family pass to a fun destination in the Wellington region.

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WOW CHALLENGE

Students will receive a WOW Passport to be stamped each time they walk or wheel to school during Movin’March – even just part of the way. All WOW cards can be entered in the draw to win one of six $300 Avanti Vouchers.

WOW FAMILY DAY

Try rearranging your schedule to walk with your tamariki on your school's chosen WOW Family Day. Find walking buddies if you can’t participate or use a drop-off point near the school so they can walk part of the way.

Why walk, bike, or scoot to school?

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. Download our Benefits of Active Journeys to School Infographic to find out more.

 

Try walking or wheeling for ONE day!

We understand active travel can be a challenge for many families. The distance to school, time pressures of work and after-school activities along with concerns about road and personal safety impact on the decision to allow walking and biking to school.

 

Movin'March provides a great opportunity to overcome these barriers and give walking or wheeling a go – even if it’s just for one day to see for yourself how rewarding it can be for your family.

 

 

WOW PASSPORTS

Need more Passports? Download, print, cut, paste and go!

PARENT GUIDE

Use these tips from Vic Health to help your child travel safely on their own.

ROAD SAFETY TIPS

Teach your child how to stay safe with the Hike It Guide from NZTA.

BENEFITS

Learn about the benefits of walking to school with this infographic.

FAQs

Get answers to common concerns about walking and wheeling to school.