STSWR schools have the support of the Canadian Cancer Society and the Block Parent Program when forming Walking School Buses. 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, visit https://walkingschoolbus.cancer.ca/.