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.

In 2017 Corangamite Shire Council worked 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.

Over 1,500 students participated in the Walk to School program during October in 2017. However walking, riding and scooting to and from school is a great way to keep your little ones active all year round.

Healthy travel means healthy kids

There are so many reasons to walk, ride and scoot to and from school.

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.

For tips and tricks and reasons why your child will love walking, riding and scooting to and from school, click on the video link here: Walk to School Video

I have more questions, where can I find further information about Walking, riding or scooting to School?

VicHealth's Walk to School Website has lots of information including the benefits of walking, riding and scooting to and from 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.