Published on 28 October 2021
It’s time to hit the pavement again this spring and take part in the VicHealth Walk to School campaign 2021.
Classrooms are back open and we’re calling on all primary school aged kids and their families to leave the car at home, tie up your shoelaces and walk to school.
The campaign supported by the Mornington Peninsula Shire and Peninsula Health promotes the health and wellbeing of children in our community by encouraging them to be active any way they can.
Kids can walk, ride, scoot or skate to and from school, or around their local neighbourhood if they’re learning from home.
Any way you can get active is ok!
It’s no secret COVID-19 restrictions made it hard to stay active. 37 per cent of Victorians exercised less during lockdown. Now’s the perfect time to get healthy and active while following local restriction guidelines.
VicHealth’s Walk to School campaign is easier than ever for kids and families to get involved. To find out more and to download the free worksheets, visit: walktoschool.vic.gov.au
Quote attributable to Mayor Councillor Despi O’Connor:
“Walking to school has great community benefits as it reduces traffic congestion and creates an opportunity to spend more time with friends and family.
One thing lockdown has made us grateful for is enjoying the outdoors with our loved ones. This year’s Walk to School program came just at the right time and we’re really looking forward to seeing families out with their kids, getting out of the house and enjoying our beautiful community”.