09
October
2018
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03:00
Australia/Melbourne

Students hit the pavement for Walk to School month

Primary school students in Wodonga are encouraged to walk to school and towards better health this October.

Wodonga Council is working with local primary schools to co-ordinate Walk to School activities with funding from VicHealth.

By getting involved in Walk to School, students learn healthy habits and are supported in meeting the 60 minutes of physical activity recommended for children each day.

“We want to encourage more kids to walk, scoot or ride in Wodonga because exercise is fantastic for children’s health,” Wodonga Mayor Cr Anna Speedie said.

“Students who take part in Walk to School can not only increase their daily physical activity, but also get to spend more quality time with their parents, siblings and friends.

“It also reduces the associated environmental impacts.”

Walk to School activities will include healthy breakfasts, group walks, safety workshops and raffle prizes for participating students.

All participating schools will receive student certificates to celebrate their students’ achievements, and will be in the running for regional prizes provided by VicHealth.

Walk to School runs from Monday, October 8 to Friday, November 2.