Davisville PS/MTSD held its first Anything But Car (ABC) Day today and the students responded with great enthusiasm. Ninety percent of the school participated, with five classes having a remarkable 100% participation rate! Most students (64%) walked, while 22% took a bus, and 5% rode their bike or scootered to school.
The kids all had a great time. And parents enjoyed it too, commenting “…it was great to see the excitement in the children’s faces,” and “….it’s a great idea to teach children, who are our future!”
ABC events work to create safer routes for walking and bicycling, emphasize the importance of physical activity, increase concern for the environment, and help build connections between families, schools and the broader community. For more information, please visit the Eco-Schools page.
On November 9th Davisville will hold it’s first Anything But Car (ABC) Day from 8:25 – 8:40 a.m.! Simply, students will be asked to arrive at school by any means…other then a car. The class with the most number of participating students will receive the coveted Golden Shoe!
ABC events work to create safer routes for walking and bicycling and emphasize the importance of increasing physical activity among children, pedestrian safety, traffic congestion, concern for the environment and building connections between families, schools and the broader community. As many of our families already walk, bus or bike to school we will be celebrating the choices we already make. For others this is a great opportunity to think about alternative ways of travelling around our city.
Friendly reminder: Biking & scootering on school property is prohibited & any damage or theft of these items is not the responsibility of the school.
For more information and to check out some FAQ’s please visit the Eco-Schools page under the Get Involved section