Active Travel

Also see the Active Travel Health Priority Areas page to find out how WAVE can support your ECE/School with Active Travel and School Travel Plans.

For more information see:
- Community & Public Health - Encouraging physical activity through active environments and transport
- Timaru District Council - Local cycleways
- Timaru District Council - Youth facilitates including BMX Tracks & Skate Parks
- New Zealand Transport Agency - Cycling in New Zealand

 

Let's Get Going - Cycle Skills Programme

This programme has been developed for ECE and primary schools interested in up-skilling children ages 3-5 years in cyclist skills.  It gives young children the opportunity to learn, develop and practise fundamental skills of cycling in order to gain the skills, information and motivation to progress towards riding a bike independently.

Click here to download.
Click here to download in Te Reo.

Let's Get Going - Scooter Skills Programme

This programme is designed to support the enjoyment of riding, improve rider safety on the school run and role model respect and courtesy along the footpath and in public places.  These sessions are suitable for primary school aged children.

Click here to download.

Active Travel Action

This resource provides an inquiry process for students to take action in response to congestion at the school gate, climate change and student wellbeing.  The resource incorporate Te Ao Māori concepts.  Suitable for Years 5-8.

Follow the link here to NZTA's website.

Active Travel Toolkit

This toolkit is packed with ‘how to’ guides for safe and active travel initiatives in your school community. Collated from successful NZ and international programmes, choose your favourite ideas to increase the number of students walking, cycling and scooting, cut down on the ‘chaos’ at the school gate and improve students' road safety skills.

Follow the link here to Greater Wellington Regional Council to download.

Hike it, Bike it, Scoot it, Skate it

A guide to safer journeys for children. This leaflet describes the things you need to know to help teach children about staying safe on roads and near railways. Use it as a handy reference tool.

Follow the link here to NZTA's website to download.

New Zealand Transport Agency - Education Portal, Teacher Resources

Free, quality downloads: New Zealand teaching resources, support for road safety practices, and safety tips for students and families.  Covers Secondary and Primary curriculums.

Follow the link here to NZTA's Education Portal.