You know the saying ‘Bigger than Ben Hur’? That.

bike-ed-1Ben Hur, the Royal Wedding, a Broadway production of The Lion King… putting on those shows is a cinch compared to the annual Kew Primary School Bike Education Celebration Ride. It’s a day of epic proportions – huge achievements, big hills, a massive barbeque lunch and loads of helpers – a lot of sweat, peddle-power, high-vis vests and sausages goes into making the day a success. Continue reading

Let’s take a walk

This week Martin von Wyss shares some thoughts on leaving the car at home and putting on the walking shoes (hint: it’s a good idea!).

Did you know that October is officially known to the Department of Health as Walk to School month? Kew Primary School is on board and Boroondara City Council is also willing and funded to assist us. So what is it all about?

The website, walktoschool.vic.gov.au spells out the initiative, gives tips on what’s good about walking and dispels myths that might stop parents and carers from walking to school with their children. It also touches on how important it is for older children to experience the independence of walking to school alone and learning to navigate their way through their neighbourhood. Continue reading