Art & Entertainment | Book Reviews | Education | Entertainment Video | Health | Lifestyle | Sport | Sport Video | Search

 

Getting Students Active, Movin’March 2021 Registrations Open

Early bird registrations for Greater Wellington Regional Council’s Movin’March are open - calling all schools to sign up to the month-long initiative that encourages students to walk, cycle and scoot to school.

Greater Wellington travel choice coordinator Kirsty Barr says so far 82 schools have jumped on board, and schools across the region have until 11th December to sign up to be in the draw to win one of six $100 Prezzy Cards.

“This year, Movin’March saw an impressive 129 schools taking part, that’s potentially over 37,000 students getting active on the way to or from school!

“It was an amazing turnout given the disruptions schools experienced with COVID-19, but the nature of the programme is very flexible so we can adapt quickly to changes – so we’re looking forward to a similar or slightly better turnout in 2021.”

Community feedback was loud and clear that Movin’March gave children and whānau positive and fun things to focus on during a time of uncertainty.

This year the programme took on a greener outlook by launching new, kinder-on-the-planet merchandise that also integrates more te Reo resources. School communities received this new look and feel with open arms and enthusiasm.

“In 2021 we will continue to have strong sustainability themes, and we’ll also keep the Movin’Minds competition running where students get a chance to win a Weta Cave Experience tour by creating a mini movie or slideshow,” says Kirsty.

“Schools can register at any time until March 2021, but to go in to win one of six Prezzy Cards they need to get in before 11th December.”

Greater Wellington’s goal is to see engagement numbers grow even bigger than this year, which climbed up to an impressive 88,675 walking and wheeling trips logged by students across the region.

Greater Wellington councillor and Transport Committee Chair Roger Blakeley says, “We really encourage all schools to get involved and inspire their students and families to get active.

“It’s a fun way for families to get to school and for older students to feel independent while walking or biking with their mates. Being active is essential for young people’s wellbeing,” adds Cr Blakeley.

Visit www.movinmarch.com/ for more information.

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines

 

Howard Davis: Dryzabone - Robert Conolly's The Dry

After the terrible devastation caused by last year’s bushfires, which prompted hundreds of Australians to shelter in the ocean to escape incineration and destroyed uncountable amounts of wildlife, The Dry has been released during a totally different kind of dry spell. More>>


Howard Davis: Benjamin Ree's The Painter and The Thief

The Norwegian filmmaker had long been fascinated by art thieves who commit high-stakes crimes with a delicate touch when a chance Google search in 2015 uncovered a botched heist in Oslo. More>>


Howard Davis: Anna Coddington Beams

Anna Coddington's thin, wispy vocals fit her songs beautifully, providing a wonderful lilting quality that pervades her latest album, producing instant ear worms. More>>


Howard Davis: Hit the Road, Jack - Chloé Zhao's Nomadland

Nomadland is perhaps the ultimately 'road' movie as it follows a group of dispossessed and disenfranchised vagabonds who find a form of communal refuge in camp sites and trailer parks after the economic contraction of 2008. More>>

Howard Davis: Byrneing Down the House - Spike Lee's American Utopia

Lee does an admirable job capturing Byrne's stunning live performance of his latest album, but the real star of the show is the staging. More>>


Howard Davis: The Phoenix Foundation Friend Ship Tour Docks in Wellington

A sense of local pride was certainly running high at the Opera House on Saturday night, as the lads ran through a tasty little set drawn mostly from their latest album Friend Ship (splash out for Xmas on the shocking pink extra-thick vinyl edition). More>>


Howard Davis: Avantdale Bowling Club

Auckland rapper and MC Tom Scott brought his stunning jazz-infused Taite Music Prize-winning project Avantdale Bowling Club to the Opera House headlining Wellington's 2020 Jazz Festival. More>>

Howard Davis: Troy Kingi Rules The San Fran

The award-winning Northland musician performed songs from his new record The Ghost of Freddie Cesar, the fourth installment in his 10/10/10 series - ten albums in ten years in ten genres. More>>

 
 
 
 
 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

  • CULTURE
  • HEALTH
  • EDUCATION
 
 
  • Wellington
  • Christchurch
  • Auckland