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Movin'March - coming to a school near you!

Movin'March - coming to a school near you!

School children and their families are putting their feet, cycles, scooters and skateboards into top gear for Movin’March – a region-wide celebration of active travel to and from school taking place from 24 March – 28 March 2014.

School mural competitions, decorating the school gate, and serious shoe bling – are all part of the Wellington region’s Movin’March week, 24 – 28 March 2014.

Registrations are now open for the week-long celebration of children and families who walk, scoot, skate or cycle to school – and what they experience along the way.

“As well as giving a shout out to all those kids and families who travel actively to school, Movin’March is a chance to celebrate all the wonderful things experienced on the way to school,” says Sam Winslow, Movin’ March coordinator and Greater Wellington’s senior school travel plan coordinator.

“When students walk, scoot or cycle to and from school they can hear, smell, see and feel so much more: the tui singing in the trees, the yummy smells from a local bakery, or the little chat with the elderly woman sweeping her driveway.

“Connections with people who live on the route to school break down barriers and allow children to build a positive sense of place.

“And of course students who walk, scoot or cycle have the benefit of important development opportunities like learning road safety skills, being active and having fun.”

A special feature of Movin’March this year is a school mural map competition. Students create a map of their favourite things they see, hear, smell or experience on their journey to school. The map’s then placed on a wall, photographed and entered in a draw to win three scooter racks.

So far, more than 30 schools from around the region have registered for the week, with many more expected to come in over the next two weeks.

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