Muswellbrook South Public School joins National Walk Safely to School Day 2017

WHEN the temperature drops, exercise is one certain way to keep warm.

Students from Muswellbrook South Public School saw this first hand on Friday morning when they participated in National Walk Safely to School Day.

Teacher Kelsea Bashford said it helped children be more aware of road rules and being safe on the journey to school.

“It’s just showing them how to do it and how to do it safely, respectfully and responsibly – which are our PBL (Positive Behaviours for Learning) values,” she said.

“It’s also exercise as well – getting the kids outside rather than catching the bus or getting dropped off, and showing them there’s more to school than just driving.

“It’s good we’re showing kids how to do these things, and we’ve had parents involved too and walking with their children.”

Students from all grades participated in the event, and received a special treat upon arriving at school.

“We normally have a Breakfast Club so instead of doing that this morning we’ve got our range of fruit and muffins,” Ms Bashford said.

Breakfast Club is a regular occurrence at Muswellbrook South where children who have not had breakfast can have something to eat and drink before beginning their learning for the day.

“It makes them more engaged in lessons first thing in the morning if they’ve had something to eat,” Ms Bashford said.

Muswellbrook South Public School has been a supporter of National Walk to School Safely Day for more than 10 years.