289 days ago

Meet Laura, Meadowbank School Walking School Bus member

AMI Newmarket

Meet Laura! She’s a keen Walking School Bus member from Meadowbank School, which AMI is proud to support. We asked Laura about why she loves the Walking School Bus and why she has all those funky tags.
 
What is your name? "Laura Manning."

What school do you go to? "I go to Meadowbank School."

What is the name of your Walking School Bus crew? "The Walkie Talkies."

How many Walking School Bus tickets do you have? "Each Walking School Bus member gets a ticket that gets clipped each morning. Once you finish a ticket you receive a badge. I am on the highest badge which is the 600-trip walker but I have done more than 1000 walks. I have also got my winter walker badge, my road safety badge and the walking school bus week badge, and because I am a student leader I click everybody tickets each day."

Can you tell us a story of a memorable moment you’ve have on the Walking School Bus? "Recently we had a surf life guard and a fire fighter come to walk with us for super hero dress up day. I also liked the AMI people coming and giving us prizes!"

What is the best part about being part of the Walking School Bus? "On the walking school bus we always get people come and walk with us and there are lots of fun things that you can get involved with and you also get to walk with your friends."
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Walking School Buses are great ways to get the kids active and to learn about road safety each day. Each group is accompanied by volunteer caregivers to ensure it’s a safe and fun trip. AMI supports Walking School Buses across Auckland and Tauranga by providing hi-vis vests to volunteers And we recently surprised Meadowbank school in Auckland with some bags and sunscreen for the students so they are prepared for the trip.

Maybe your school is keen to set up its own Walking School Bus? Get in touch with Auckland Transport or your local council to get involved. Save Lives, #SpeakUp this Road Safety Week.

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