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Walk & Roll to School Week

Students ready to scoot to school.

Walk & Roll to School Week, which happens annually every October, is a chance for all City of Surrey elementary schools to encourage and celebrate students and their families walking, cycling, and scootering to school.

Here’s how your school can participate:

  1. Register your school at least a week before the event starts.
  2. We’ll send you a starter kit (including an activity guide, recording posters, stickers, reflectors, safety materials, and banner) to help you plan your school’s Walk & Roll to School Week activities.
  3. During Walk & Roll, use the classroom recording posters to track your school’s active trips to school. Remember to take photographs of your students walking and rolling!
  4. After Walk & Roll, watch for an email to submit your school’s participation results. We’ll pull all of the numbers and stories together and announce the winners in November!

Why should your school register?

  • Registered schools are eligible to win fantastic prizes!
    • Top prize: The Mayor’s Golden Shoe trophy, $500, and a fun prize pack (bike locks, bike bells, pedometers, and umbrellas)
    • Four runners-up:  A fun prize pack (bike locks, bike bells, pedometers, and umbrellas)
  • Enjoy friendly competition with other schools in Surrey
  • Receive a starter kit that includes:
    • An ideas and activities resource sheet to help you plan your school’s celebration
    • Recording Posters
    • Stickers and reflectors
    • ICBC Pedestrian Safety posters
    • Colouring sheets
    • A 36x90” “I walk or bike to school because…” banner for students to write or draw on

The Bigger Picture: Why Surrey Cares

Walking and cycling is the perfect way for kids to be active, help the environment and have a lot of fun on the way to and from school. That’s why we’re spending $4.5 million in 2017 on walking and cycling infrastructure around schools.

Walking and cycling to school builds regular physical activity into the daily routine, helps to decrease traffic congestion around schools, increases concentration and learning outcomes at school, builds community and provides a strong foundation for lifelong walking, cycling and transit transportation lifestyles.