STSWR has supported the Walking School Bus program at many schools. In the past, this work was led by Canadian Cancer Society. The aim is to provide a walking service led by parent volunteers, where children are picked up at designated stops by the ‘school bus’ to join in on the walk to school. The walking school bus is a great option for parents who want their child to walk but are not ready for them to walk to school on their own. Through this program, children gain additional daily physical activity and they learn valuable, lifelong skills around navigating traffic and roadways in their communities.
For more information about the concept, visit https://walkingschoolbus.cancer.ca/.
If you’d like to talk about the supports we now have in place to help you develop a Walking School Bus, give us a call at 519-744-7575 x224.