Movin’March got off to a roaring start at Lyall Bay School last Friday. Greater Wellington Regional Council organises the month-long event in partnership with Wellington City Council encouraging and celebrating walking and “wheeling” to school. But the school was the star on the day with nearly 400 students turning up in fancy dress, decorated scooters, bikes, hoverboard, roller blades, even jet packs! If it moved, Lyall Bay students had it covered.
After an impressive parade, students pumped out some active moves under the professional aerobics guidance of Year 3-4 Teacher Olivia Lincoln. Spot prizes and rides around the school grounds followed with fancy dress winners decided (pictured below).
Students were rewarded with a bike and scooter rodeo throughout the day – provided courtesy of ReBicycle who had cycle skills instructors guiding students around a fun circuit of jumps, ramps and see-saws. This brought a smile to everyone’s faces as skills and confidence levels quickly increased.
Lead teacher Jo Graham says “We were blown away by the response from students. Absolutely everyone got behind it, going to extraordinary lengths to celebrate the first day of Movin’March. We’re looking forward to seeing even more active transport than usual at our school this month and beyond”.
Movin’March runs from 1-29 March. More information from Kirsty Barr, Travel Choice Coordinator at GWRC 830 4333, firstname.lastname@example.org.
From left to right: Ariya, Sophie, Georgia, Tiare, Noah, Taylor, Owen, Molly, Matthew, Otis. Photo: Mike Townsend
Prize winners Taylor and Owen
Wheels in motion
Jo Graham with Movin'March prize packs. Photo: Mike Townsend