The students at East Victoria Park Primary School are a real bunch of movers and shakers.
So much so, that the school body decided it was time to investigate how they move to and from school.
They discovered that more than half of their students and staff travel to school by car (that’s 193 cars), one quarter of the students walk to school and the remaining 12 per cent either ride, scooter, skate or catch the bus or train each day.
The children and staff want to turn these numbers around – and the Hawaiian’s Giving Box program is proud to help them do this.
In the lead up to Christmas 2019, East Victoria Park Primary School joined Hawaiian’s Giving Box Christmas Appeal where the students, their families and staff collected donations of non-perishable food for charity Foodbank WA and children’s toys for local charity Variety WA. Their hard work and generous gifts allowed the Hawaiian Giving Box program and local shopping centre, Hawaiian’s Park Centre, to help West Australians in need.
In recognition of that hard work, Hawaiian has proudly presented East Victoria Park Primary School with a $500 Giving Box grant, which the school will use to fund the Your Move Project – a Department of Transport WA program that helps people find alternative, active ways to get to and from work, school and around their local community.
The program, which works with schools, aims to reduce traffic congestion and improve traffic efficiency while increasing physical activity, improving health and well-being of communities and reducing the environmental impacts from excessive car use.
The Hawaiian Giving Box schools’ campaign awards grants to participating schools to put towards a program or project the school has wished for, but perhaps wasn’t in its budget. Hawaiian is proud to support our local schools as they help us to support our communities.
For more information on the Hawaiian Giving Box and how your school can be involved in our 2020 campaign, visit hawaiian.com.au