We received a Reimagining Health Grant thanks to @VicHealth and we are thrilled to introduce our Active Schools — Go for Gold program to encourage primary school students to walk, ride or scoot to school this October (4-29).
The program encourages healthy, active, inclusive and socially connected communities. It also aims to reduce traffic congestion and improve safety around schools.
Golden Ticket competition — for students
Students at participating schools can enter the Golden Ticket Competition. Each student will receive a Golden Ticket to record each walk, ride or scoot to school. The more students walk, ride or scoot to school during October, the more chance they will have to win a Fitbit Ace (one per participating school).
One lucky student from each participating school will win a Fitbit Ace as well as help your school to become the Glen Eira Active Schools Champion for 2021!
You will receive a Golden Ticket from your participating school and as the weather starts to warm up, it is time to get active and clock up an hour of exercise every weekday in October (4-29).
Being active keeps us fit and healthy so each time you walk, ride or scoot to school or complete a physical activity at home, tick one of the stars on your ticket.
Whether you walk, ride or scoot to school, follow along to an online class, walk your dog, kick a ball or visit your local playground, it all counts!
To enter the competition to win a Fitbit Ace as well as help your school become the Glen Eira Active Schools Champion for 2021, complete the entry form <link to entry form> between Friday 29 October – Friday 5 November.
Good luck and have fun!
Interschool competition — for schools
Each participating school will have the opportunity to be crowned our Active Schools Champion, 2021 (including bragging rights) by achieving the highest Golden Ticket activity rate. The more students who participate and submit Golden Tickets, the better chance your school has of achieving the highest activity rate and the Active Schools Champion title for 2021.
In addition to the Golden Ticket competition we will:
- Work with schools to help fund a healthy breakfast activity with a local business of their choice
- Provide a resource pack to assist in planning and running the program
- Provide promotional material including Golden Tickets, stickers and posters.
We are delighted to have the following schools registered to participate in Go for Gold this October:
- Bentleigh West Primary
- Beth Rivkah Ladies College (primary school)
- Carnegie Primary
- Caulfield Junior College
- Caulfield South Primary
- Coatesville Primary
- East Bentleigh Primary
- Glen Huntly Primary
- Leibler Yavneh College (primary school)
- Murrumbeena Primary
- Ormond Primary
- Ripponlea Primary
- St Patrick’s Primary
- St Paul’s Bentleigh Primary
- St Peter’s Catholic Primary School
- Valkstone Primary School
To register your school, please complete the registration form by no later than Friday 10 September 2021.