Safe, capable and active children - coached in their senior elementary school years around road safety and personal safety concerns specific to their community
Anchors Away: A Field Guide for 12-year-old Walking Group Captains
This Family Walking Resource - part student workbook, part parent manual, part teacher's resource - will bring home a solution to one of our most pressing issues: childhood inactivity and lack of mobility within their own neighbourhoods/neighborhoods.
Parents are often too busy to walk anywhere - which means that their kids don't see them routinely modelling safe walking practices.Nor do they see and assess their child's skills in navigating streets and crossings within the community.
Teachers are too busy teaching their classroom material that they have little time, nor awareness, for delving into the Walk2School resources percolating through the internet.
We will enable Safe, Capable and Active Children by shifting responsibility into the hands of those most interested: senior elementary school students. Anchors Away will guide them in skillfully putting the topic of Walking2School in the agenda of their parents, teachers and community partners.
Work with hundreds of student leaders has formed the foundations for this book. Your support will help to gain the illustrator. And the book itself.
My work in the Active School Travel world (also Safe Routes to School) has focused on Student Engagement. I've worked with thousands of children and teens across Australia, Canada, New Zealand and the USA since 1996.
Anchors Away will be the workbook to enthusastically make Walking2School willing homework for students ...and thereby, their parents.