Southern Peninsula News 9 March 2021

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Pedals power students to school STUDENTS at Tootgarook Primary School are keen to participate in National Ride2School Day, Friday 19 March. They are among about 350,000 students taking part in Australia’s biggest bike riding party and the peak of the Ride2School program which helps children get their 60 minutes of daily exercise by riding a bike to school. “National Ride2School Day is a fun way for students and parents to experience the joy of riding a bike,” Bicycle Network’s Anthea Hargreaves said. “There’s no better time to make riding to school part of your routine. “It’s free and fun and can also help students perform better in the classroom. Studies have shown students who ride arrive at school energised, alert and more ready to learn.” Participation numbers in 2021 could receive a boost from the increased interest in bike riding, with a VicHealth survey finding more than one-in-four Victorian households with kids did more walking or bike riding during coronavirus than they did in January and February this year. National Ride2School Day is a free event open to all primary and secondary schools in Australia. Schools that register for the day receive a resources pack, including posters, promotional material, stickers and a count sheet to tally the number of students who ride to school. “National Ride2School Day is a great introduction to the wider program and can be the catalyst to creating a school of healthy, active students,” Ms Hargreaves said.

Balancing act: Tootgarook Primary School students Rhiannon, Molly and Noah will be among the hundreds of thousands of children joining next week’s Ride2School Day. Picture: Yanni

Students won’t just be doing it for themselves, with many schools also fundraising for World Bicycle Relief to send specially designed Buffalo Bicycles to villages in Africa.

Buffalo Bicycles give children in developing countries a way of getting to school safely and quickly. Without access to bikes many children miss out on an education or can be put in

risky situations by riding to school. National Ride2School Day has been running nationally since 2006. Registrations are open at ride2school.

Notice Of On-site Investigations To support the development of a business case for a proposed research and education field station at Point Nepean, site investigation work will be undertaken on the Point Nepean National Park Quarantine Station site in March and April 2021. The purpose of these initial site investigations is to gather information on the topography, vegetation, site materials and existing services.


DAYS 2021

MOVIE and TV characters from the 1950s to 1980s is the theme of Southern Peninsula VIEW Club’s second birthday celebration at the Rosebud Country Club, 12pm, Thursday 11 March. There will be prizes, games and a quiz to entertain those attending. Businesses donating prizes to the event include David Barke Appliances, URDriver event transport, Warehouse for Hairdressers and many others. The VIEW Club’s focus is to raise money to support The Smith Family’s Learning for Life program which enables it to offer comprehensive support for children and families in need. Southern Peninsula VIEW Club has raised enough to support five disadvantaged children and cover their education expenses, such as books, uniforms and excursions, through to the end of 2022. The next fundraiser is a Bunnings sausage sizzle on Sunday 28 March.

‘Burnout’ arrests

Point Nepean Research and Education Field Station


VIEW’s take on TV

Rosebud 7-9 Campus Wednesday 10 March 4–7pm Tyabb 7-9 Campus Wednesday 10 March 4–7pm Mornington 7-12 Campus Thursday 11 March 4–7pm Experience a taste of the curriculum, sporting, cultural and spiritual life that Padua College can offer your child.

Open 1 February 2021 Close 14 May 2021 Visit our website to enrol online or book a Twilight Open Day tour

The field station, to be jointly operated by Monash University and the University of Melbourne, would be an interdisciplinary science research and education facility focused on coastal environments, climate change, history and culture, the arts and community engagement.

Community Survey We are also looking for the Peninsula community and interested parties to take part in a short survey that will inform the field station business case planning and development. Visit to complete the survey.

A LARGE gathering of drivers allegedly doing burnouts in Carrum Downs last week has ended in three arrests. Police say that they received reports that around 100 vehicles were gathered at Frankston Gardens Industrial Estate just before 11pm, 1 March. A police statement read that “a number of vehicles present were engaged in high risk driving behaviour performing burnouts in close proximity to pedestrians and other motorists”. Three drivers were pulled over in the surrounding area after police arrived and the crowd dispersed.


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10 March 2021


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