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AST Program for Schools

The AST Program enables development of a healthier and more physically active culture within the school community and promotes the concept of a healthy lifestyle to all students involved.

Benefits of Active School Travel

  • Healthier school communities
  • Safer, less congested roads around schools at drop-off/pick-up times
  • Stronger social networks in school communities
  • Greater student concentration in the classroom
  • Reduced Co2 emissions from the school community

AST Program Funding and Incentives

  • FREE resources: newsletter snippets, posters, templates and monitoring guides
  • FREE incentives: for students (bouncy balls, sunglasses, skipping ropes, yo-yos and more) and parents (Bluetooth speakers, travel coffee mugs)
  • $200 each term: for event days to encourage the school community to participate in active travel, e.g. coffee carts, healthy breakfasts (spending of funds to be approved by Ipswich City Council)
  • Additional funds: provided as required for school teacher education, ideas and activities (spending of funds to be approved by Ipswich City Council
  • $6,000 grant prize money: participating schools have the opportunity to compete for additional funding to support their active travel initiatives

AST Program Expression of Interest

If you would like your school to participate in the Active School Travel Program please submit the below form and we will be in contact: