Tassie primary schools have jumped on board the Freaky Friday theme this year for National Ride2school Day this Friday 13 March.

Rain is forecast but looks less likely first thing in the morning than later on in the day, especially for the eastern half of the state.

Ride2School Day is a national celebration of bike riding with more than 350,000 students participating Australia-wide. Schools encourage students to ride, walk and scoot to school and count the numbers so they can keep track of their active transport rates.

Ride2School workshops will be held throughout the day, helping children across classes learn basic bike skills and road safety.

Participating schools in Tasmania are:

North

  • Evandale Primary
  • Invermay Primary
  • Longford Primary
  • Ravenswood Heights Primary
  • Ringarooma Primary School
  • Swansea Primary

North-West

  • Deloraine Primary
  • East Ulverstone Primary
  • Hillcrest Primary School (Devonport)
  • Miandetta Primary School
  • Mountain Heights School (Queenstown)
  • Port Sorell Primary
  • St Brigid’s Catholic School (Wynyard)
  • St Joseph’s Catholic School (Queenstown)
  • Strahan Primary
  • Westbury Primary
  • West Ulverstone Primary

South

  • Austins Ferry Primary School
  • Bowen Road Primary
  • Cygnet Primary
  • Glen Huon Primary School
  • Howrah Primary
  • Illawarra Primary
  • Montagu Bay Primary
  • Mt Nelson Primary School
  • New Norfolk Primary
  • Princes Street Primary
  • Richmond Primary
  • Rokeby Primary
  • Sandy Bay Infant School
  • St Michael’s Collegiate (Hobart)
  • Taroona Primary
  • The Friends School (Hobart)
  • Waimea Heights Primary (Hobart)

Some schools register for Ride2School Day but celebrate it on another day, which may be the case this year with the weather forecast, so please check with schools if you want to attend their activities.

Bicycle Network Tasmania runs the free Ride2School program across the state in primary and district schools, which teaches children bicycle and road safety skills.

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