Active and Safe Routes to School - Town of Ajax
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Active and Safe Routes to School (ASRTS) 

Cycling Safety Workshop 

Professional Development Opportunity for Educators 

Get ready for Bike to School Week 2017
  • Learn about cycling laws and safety for children and youth in Ontario
  • Prepare to run a bike rodeo at your school and/or offer curriculum-linked activities in the classroom
  • Be supported as you plan for Bike to School Week 2017 (May 29th - June 2nd)
  • Each participating school receives $250 worth of tools and supplies!
Monday, March 27 
8:45 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Ajax Community Centre, HMS Room (75 Centennial Rd.)
Includes lunch and refreshments
Supply teacher supplement available
 
 
Registration is on a first come first served basis. Priority will be given to the first 10 schools to sign up. Registration is limited to 2 delegates per school.
 
Delegates from schools that participated last year are welcome to register and attend the workshop however, materials (bike rodeo kits) will be given to schools that did not participate in last year's workshop. 

Ajax Students Celebrate Walktober 

Walk to school this October! 

Students and parents are encouraged to walk to school during the month of October.

View the Walktober event flyer.

Participate and sign up for free incentives & materials (waterbottles, reflectors and more) at getajaxmoving@ajax.ca.

It's Cool to Walk and Roll to School!

Active and Safe Routes to School (ASRTS) is a program that encourages Ajax students to get active and walk or bike to school.

The trip to and from school provides students with an opportunity to be active and explore the outdoors. Every student that walks to school helps to eliminate another vehicle on Town roads, reducing the congestion and safety concerns outside our schools. Not only is walking or cycling to school a great opportunity for exercise, a number of studies suggest that walking to school helps improve learning ability throughout the day.

Facilitated by Green Communities Canada and promoted by the Town of Ajax, the Active and Safe Routes to School Program provides opportunities for school staff to promote and encourage active travel among students while also promoting healthy lifestyles.

Bring an ASRTS Program to Your School!

The Town of Ajax Active and Safe Routes to School Manual is a resource for teachers, school administrators, parents and other volunteers who are interested in setting up an Active and Safe Routes to school program.

Download the Ajax Active and Safe Routes to School Manual

Ajax Active and Safe Routes to School Manual.

Additional Resources

Want more information on ASRTS in Ajax? Email: getajaxmoving@ajax.ca 

Ajax ASRTS Champions

In 2014, Southwood Park Public School took part in the Active and Safe Routes to School program. In support of the ASRTS program at Southwood, teachers and parent volunteers facilitated events and activities that encouraged students to walk or bike to school including a Bike Rally, Family Fitness Night, Walk to School Day and Golden Sneaker Challenge. 

Southwood teachers, students and parents