On Friday 3 July the walking school bus picked up some special passengers – Minister for Climate Change Hon James Shaw and Greater Wellington Regional Councillor Thomas Nash to help celebrate the 12 year milestone. MP Ginny Anderson also joined her children on their regular walking school bus trip.
Sherie Wright, Hutt City Council’s school travel planner said the Belmont School walking school bus is the longest continous walking school bus in the region.
“It was lovely to see previous walking school bus students and families that have moved on to local secondary schools join us for this milestone celebration. It is important that we acknowledge the commitment from the families to keep the walking school bus going for the benefit of the children and the environment.”
Belmont School Principal Robin Thomson welcomed the group as they arrived at school and hosted a celebratory morning tea complete with birthday cake.