Active School Travel Story Contest: Sharing Student’s Perspectives on Active School Travel

St. Thomas, Elgin, London, Middlesex, Oxford Active & Safe Routes to School Committee ( hosted an Active Travel Story Contest throughout the 2018/2019 school year. Students from Thames Valley District School Board and London District Catholic School Board submitted stories or picture books about why they like to walk or wheel to school or their bus stop. All submissions were entered into a draw to win one of fifteen prizes. Of the winning submissions, one story and two picture books were selected to be featured. Resources were developed to share children’s perceptions of active school travel and promote Active and Safe Routes to School.

Check out the Walking to School Short Story and Active School Travel iSpy videos that were created by the project team and students at Sir Arthur Currie P.S., Wilberforce P.S., and Princess Elizabeth P.S.

A video of Maham’s Walking to School Short Story sharing the benefits of walking and wheeling to school or the bus stop.




A video featuring artwork made by students from Wilberforce P.S. and Princess Elizabeth P.S, sharing the benefits of active school travel, with a focus on social connection and exposure to nature.


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