Walk and Wheel Win for the Wairarapa

Greater Wellington Movin’March organiser Kirsty Barr and Constable Julie Orr visited Douglas Park School last Friday to surprise one of their students with a $400 MYRIDE voucher courtesy of My Ride and Greater Wellington. Lilith was the school’s lucky winner and was excited to win one of two big prizes for the area.

Douglas Park students walked or wheeled a total of 1,489 trips over March equating to around 4 trips per student. That’s the equivalent of walking from Masterton to Wellington nearly 8 times! Lead Teacher Claire Blomgren has long been a supporter of Movin’March and loves the way encouraging active travel and road safety come together at Douglas Park. “Students love having Constable Julie at the school and anything that helps them connect the fun of walking and scooting with wearing helmets and road safety is a very good thing”.

Photo: Lead Teacher Claire Blomgren with Constable Julie Orr, Michaela and Lilith