Movin’March got off to a roaring start at Raumati South School last Friday. Senior students performed polished skits on how driving to school could be replaced by walking or ‘wheeling’ instead - or even parking and walking - for those families living further away.
This was hotly followed by Yr 8 student Ashlin Millard, who joined his father Mark Millard, to lead the entire school on a singing-dancing storm to the tune of “This is called the Moving Song”. Nearly 400 students were bopping, box stepping and flossing to the catchy tune, getting everyone in the Movin’March mood.
Lead teacher Hillary Houston says “We are really excited to be a part of Movin’March, it’s the first time for Raumati South and our whole school is totally behind it. Our senior students are amazing, they’re organising weekly events to keep everyone motivated throughout the whole month”.
In its tenth year, Movin’March has a total of 123 primary schools taking part this year – the highest ever recorded for this Greater Wellington Regional Council initiative. Movin’March runs from 1-29 March. More information from Kirsty Barr, Travel Choice Coordinator at GWRC 830 4333, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Kirsty Barr asks students, "will you walk and wheel in Movin'March?"
Senior students perform a Movin'March skit
So many bikes!