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The popular iMove programme is again active in eight schools within the Horowhenua District. The main aim is for schools and parents to get on board and support iMove as an activity that can be done everyday of the week.
New Sport Manawatu iMove coordinator, Jacqueline Rose, will be working alongside Sport Horowhenua, Road Safe Central, Police Education and Public Health to get iMove rolling into new schools in Term 4 and to increase participation in the programme.
“It is great to see iMove well established within the region. Our new schools have been very enthusiastic to reward their students for using active transport. With the school and community’s support behind them, participation will continue to grow,” says Jacqueline.
iMove is aimed at encouraging children to walk or cycle to school instead of getting dropped off. They are supplied with a high visibility vest so they are more visible and more aware of safety issues while getting themselves to and from school. The programme will run for the month of March and with some schools to the end of term.
iMove encourages parents to get involved and walk or cycle with their children to school. “This will take us one step closer to sustainable healthy lives and in turn reduces congestion around the school gates, making the school perimeters a safer environment for children to walk or cycle,” says Jacqueline.