Snowy Monaro Regional Council has thrown its support behind National Walk Safely to
School Day with council staff assisting local students on their walk to school.
Council’s Community Services Officer Kristy Harvey, Ranger Claire Griffin-Deller, and Roads Safety Officer Rodney Jessop joined Monaro Local Area Command officers on Friday, May 19 at the intersection of Vale and Commissioner Streets to present Cooma Public School students with certificates for completing a safe walk to school.
National Walk Safely to School Day was supported at a regional level with the day targeted at primary aged school children. Promoting safety, health and the environment, the day was deemed a success by Council’s Kristy Harvey.
“It was great to see so many students and their families taking part in promoting the message of walking safely to school,” Ms Harvey said.
“The big thing to take out of the day is that kids under 10 should hold an adults hand as they walk, and remember to stop, look and listen.
“Adults can help our children be safer on the journey to school by parking in designated bays, and being extra aware of the children about.”
The intersection of Vale and Commissioner Streets was chosen to promote the walk safely to school message following its upgrade courtesy of funds secured through the Safety Around Schools program.