Walk to School

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Corangamite kids and their families are encouraged to walk, ride or scoot to and from school throughout October to help build healthy habits for life as part of VicHealth's Walk to School.

Corangamite Shire Council will work with local primary schools to deliver a range of activities encouraging more families to walk, ride or scoot to school this October thanks to a grant from VicHealth.

Healthy travel means healthy kids

There are so many reasons to join Walk to School in 2017.

Walking, riding or scooting to and from school is a great way to work towards the recommended 60 minutes of physical activity, every day. Plus, kids who are active are more likely to develop healthy habits that lead to lifelong health benefits.

It’s also a great way to connect with family members and your community. Active travel options to and from school provide more time for conversation and is less stressful than driving. Not to mention it helps the environment, reduces traffic congestion and demand for parking

How does my child get involved in Walk to School?

Last year, more than 144,000 Victorian primary school kids got involved, and you can too! Primary schools across Corangamite Shire are encouraged to register for the Walk to School program which allows their students to participate in the program and build healthy habits for life. Check the list below to see if your primary school is registered for Walk to School:

  • Camperdown College (Junior Campus)
  • Cobden Primary School
  • Derrinallum P-12 College (P-6)
  • Hampden Specialist School (P-6)
  • Lismore Primary School
  • Noorat Primary School
  • Simpson Primary School
  • Skipton Primary School
  • St. Patrick's School Camperdown
  • St. Thomas' School Terang
  • Terang College (Junior Campus)
  • Timboon P-12 School (P-6)

How does Walk to School work?

A student, teacher or Walk to School coordinator will record how many times a student walks, rides or scoots to and from school during October, using a classroom calendar.

Schools with the highest participation levels are eligible for some fantastic prizes. So every time a child walks, rides or scoots to and from school during October they increase the school's chance of winning!

What if my child travels by bus or car?

Part way is okay! If you can’t walk the whole way, why not try parking the car a few blocks from your school and walk, ride or scoot the rest.

For bus travelers, your local primary school will have arrangements in place to make sure the bus travelers have an opportunity to participate in the Walk to School program. Contact your primary school for further information.

Walk to School drawing competition

Primary School kids can draw their favorite thing about walking, riding or scooting to and from school to go in the draw to win some awesome prizes such as sports packs, swimming pool passes and more!

To enter, pick up a drawing competition template from your primary school or the Corangamite Shire Offices, 181 Manifold Street Camperdown or download the template here: Drawing Competition Walk to School 2017(PDF, 157KB)

Drawing Competition Terms & Conditions 

  1. Entries open to primary schools children only
  2. 1 entry per child
  3. Entries close Tuesday 31 October 2017
  4. Entries should be submitted to 'Walk to School Drawing Competition':
  • In person: 181 Manifold Street, Camperdown
  • Post: PO Box 84, Camperdown 3260
  • Email: shire@corangamite.vic.gov.au

What activities are happening at my school as part of Walk to School?

Corangamite Shire is delighted to be part of this important initiative and will provide initiatives such as a drawing competition, walking events, developing walking maps with schools and healthy breakfast events at local primary schools during the month of October

Talk to your local primary school to find out what activities they are conducting as part of Walk to School this October.

I have more questions, where can I find further information about Walk to School?

VicHealth's Walk to School Website has lots of information including the benefits of Walk to School, frequently asked questions and more. Visit their website here: https://www.walktoschool.vic.gov.au/

Alternatively, speak to your primary school or contact Corangamite Shire's Recreation Development Officer, Lucy Vesey on 5593 7100 or lucy.vesey@corangamite.vic.gov.au 

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VicHealth's Walk to School Initiative is proudly supported by Corangamite Shire Council and the Heart of Corangamite.