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Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Central Public School Partners with Active & Safe Routes to School to Hold Neighbourhood Walkabout on March 7

Active & Safe Routes to School is teaming up with Central Public School to hold a neighbourhood walkabout on Wednesday, March 7 for parents, students and community stakeholders to asses real and perceived neighbourhood risks to active transportation in support of Central Public School's School Travel Planning (STP) program.

The walkabout, which will be followed by a debrief, consists of a short walk on a designated route based on areas of concern identified through family and youth surveys completed in November, 2017 and January, 2018 respectively. Results from the walkabout will be discussed in the debrief immediately following and will help Central Public School's STP Committee develop an action plan to improve active transportation at the school.

When:Wednesday, March 7 at 9:30am. Walkabout (45-60 mins). Debrief (45-60 mins)
Where:Central Public School, 410 Hunter St, Woodstock
Who:Kelly Vanderhoeven, Co-Chair, Active & Safe Routes to School/Public Health Nurse, Oxford County. Central Park Public School parents, students and community stakeholders
Photo Opp:Members of the media are invited to photograph students walking on a designated route based on local areas of concern

The walkabout is part of Central's School Travel Planning Program, which encourages active transportation to and from school to improve student health, safety and academics while also improving the local community and environment by reducing car traffic in the area.

Media Contact:

Jenn Austin
Strategic Communication and Engagement
519-539-9800 ext 3505
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