Active transportation: Children's perceptions of the walking school bus program in a rural Manitoba community
A Walking School Bus (WSB) is a group of children walking to school with a supervisor. Providing safe and active routes to school for children to participate in allows them to be physically active while getting to school on time. The WSB Program allows children to be picked up at a designated location, to socialize, be active and to learn more about their community. This practicum explores the perceptions of children participating in the program in a rural community in Manitoba. The researcher found for the most part, students enjoy walking to and from school with the WSB. Most students enjoy it because they get to spend time with their friends and be outside. The program gives students independence, a safe way to get to and from school, and allows parents the freedom to not need to take their child to school.
children, health, active transportation, city planning, Walking School Bus