The Safe Routes to School Project aims to promote walking to school as a form of daily exercise and an alternative to the private car. A network of streets, within a 1-km radius around the school, has been identified as walking routes for children and parents to use daily. The routes target students excluded from free public transport in order to reduce the use of private vehicles around the school. The three paths were brought to life with colourful floor markings on the pavement and signage to create more awareness on active travel for short distance trips.
We would like to work hands in hands with parents and the community of Naxxar to create the first Crossing Guards Patrol (or lollipop officers) to improve traffic safety around the School. Crossing guards play an important role abroad to help children safely cross the street as they walk or bicycle to and from school.
This project has been funded through the Voluntary Organisations Project Scheme managed by the Malta Council for the Voluntary Sector on behalf of Parliamentary Secretary for Youth, Sports and Voluntary Organisations within the Ministry for Inclusion and Social Wellbeing.