I can do it! Even in winter challenge

The Going to school, on foot or by bike I can do it! campaign does not end when winter comes. 

Even then, students can get around actively. So, they are also encouraged to walk or bike to school during the winter, following the safety rules.

Challenge day details

An email invitation and posters around the school invite students and their parents to walk to school on the day of the challenge. Parents can register their child(ren) by completing a short online survey. On the day of the challenge, children who walk to school will be rewarded with a campaign badge.

A special badge has been created for the winter challenge. Students can complete their badge collections simply by walking to school!

During the event, students who get to school using active transportation can have their photo taken at the photo station with the I can do it! campaign sign. This makes them eligible for the prize draw.

The photos will later be posted on the school’s notice board.

First time participants

We encourage you to participate in this challenge if your school is an independent school from the I can do it! spring challenge. The winter edition was carried out as a pilot project in winter 2019 with the École de la Forêt. Since then, the winter challenge has become part of the campaign.

On the day of the challenge, there will be a prize draw for students who got to school using active transportation.

The school will contact the prize winner.

The prize to be won is shown below.

Each school can organize special activities

In winter too, several activities can be organized to complement the I can do it! challenge, including:

Special walking buses: It is also possible to get involved during the winter by organizing special walking buses on the day of the challenge. For both parents and children, the challenge is the perfect opportunity to try out new initiatives such as a walking bus, in which students walk to school together accompanied by parent volunteers.

Awareness-raising with an education relations officer: During the challenge, the presence of an education relations officer raises parents’ awareness of road safety issues around schools. Parents can ask questions, seek advice, and be reassured

What about students who do not live within walking distance of the school?

All students can participate in the challenge!

How? Children only need to travel part of the way to school by active transportation. For example, they can be dropped off by car three blocks away from the school, in the safety corridor, so that they can finish their trip to school on foot.