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Success Stories

School Travel Planning has been taking place in some areas in Simcoe Muskoka for a number of years.

Check out these great success stories below from local schools. If you would like to share a success story from your school in Simcoe Muskoka, please contact the health unit by email at [email protected]



 winter walk

The On the Move campaign has been introduced in all Simcoe County District School Board elementary schools in Collingwood, providing consistent messaging and reinforcing the benefits of active school travel. The ‘On the Move’ flag is proudly flying at Cameron Street Public School.
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Across Collingwood, elementary schools have actively participated in International Walk to School Day. To celebrate their walk or wheel, the students of Admiral Collingwood Elementary School received banners, stickers, ribbons and apples providing an opportunity to reinforce positive messaging.

IWalk Day in October 2019 launched On the Move campaign and the fun characters associated with this campaign.
The ‘Map My Route’ initiative was launched in the fall of 2019. It was shared with all public elementary schools in Collingwood. This new resource was developed to support families in planning routes to and from school.

cameron school walk 

The Walking School Bus at Cameron Street Public School in Collingwood runs throughout the school year. Winter adds a new element of play on the Walking School Bus. Students create snow structures or paths in the snow while they wait for friends, share stories on their walk and have fun being outside.
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These walkers are students in Senior Kindergarten or Grade 1 from Cameron Street Public School in Collingwood. They enjoy the social connection as one of the benefits of walking to school.
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Active school travel programs support community building. Neighbourhoods are made vibrant by encouraging walking, outdoor play, cycling and other modes of active transport. These students from Cameron Street Public School, Collingwood were ‘treated’ with a Halloween Walking School Bus.

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