Get active for Walk to School month on the Peninsula

Published on 01 October 2019

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1 October 2019

Heading back to school in Term 4? Leave the car at home and walk, ride, skate or scoot for Walk to School month.

The Walk to School program runs from 7 October to 1 November 2019 and encourages primary school students across Victoria to walk, ride scoot or skate to and from school as often as possible.

The key benefits of the program are to improve health and fitness, increase social connection and give students the confidence to walk to school.

On a larger scale, Walk to School contributes to taking care of the environment by reducing car emissions.

Last year more than 140,000 kids from over 759 schools across Victoria took part in Walk to School.

Shire Mayor David Gill encouraged all Peninsula students and families to get involved, “Walk to School is about building healthy habits for your children and making physical activity part of your daily routine”.

To support the program, the Shire is running a Fancy Feet/Bling Your Bike or Scooter Day competition for participating schools.

For the chance to win a trophy made by a local Men’s Shed and a whole school celebration dance party, schools are encouraged to hold a competition day in the month of October to give students the chance to display their creativity. Photos can be submitted to: walktoschool@mornpen.vic.gov.au

Participating schools will also go in the running to win some fantastic prizes, including a footy clinic at their school hosted by an AFL or AFLW player.

Sign your school up for Walk to School: walktoschool.vic.gov.au  

Learn more about the prizes on offer: walktoschool.vic.gov.au/competitions  

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