City’s youngest to lead the way with safe and active travel

8 August 2016

 

Mayor Tom Tate has called on some of the city’s youngest residents to help challenge and change the travel behaviour of families across the Gold Coast.                 

The City has launched the Active School Travel Video Competition (VCAST) which urges local primary schools to create a 30-second video encouraging children to be active and safe while commuting to and from school.

“We want to see our kids walking, cycling, riding a scooter or skating to school so let’s get moving,” Cr Tate said.

“Improving safety at the school gate and being more sustainable are also big issues so for those who can’t get active, you can do your bit by carpooling or catching a bus.

“Come on Gold Coast primary schools, get creative and show us what you’ve got.”

The video can be an advertisement, story, message or anything that demonstrates safe and active travel and more than $1500 worth of vouchers are up for grabs for the best entries.

The City’s Active School Travel program, which started in 2012, encourages children to travel to school through sustainable means of transport and in that time there has been a growth of 12 per cent city wide.

There are 15 schools participating in the Active Schools program.

For further information on the competition, entry forms and terms and conditions visit: cityofgoldcoast.com.au/videocomp

For more information on the Active School Travel visit: cityofgoldcoast.com.au/activeschooltravel

 

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