Walk­ing safely is the les­son

Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - NEWS -

ST Au­gus­tine’s stu­dents and par­ents par­tic­i­pated as a com­mu­nity in the an­nual Walk Safely to School Day last Fri­day.

Mem­bers of the school com­mu­nity as­sem­bled at var­i­ous meet­ing points around Moss­man and at 8.10am started on a mass walk to the school.

The pur­pose was for the school com­mu­nity to con­sider its trans­port habits and safety, while try­ing to in­cor­po­rate more walk­ing as part of a healthy, ac­tive way to get around.

“Ob­vi­ously walk­ing all the way to school is not re­al­is­tic for all stu­dents, but it is quite easy to work out how you can build a walk into your fam­ily’s daily rou­tine,” a school spokesper­son said.

“Walk Safely to School Day is all about pro­mot­ing a health­ier life­style: and reg­u­lar ex­er­cise like walk­ing with your child not only helps them, but of course you beat chronic prob­lems like obe­sity, heart dis­ease, be­havioural and men­tal health is­sues and di­a­betes.”

On ar­rival at school all walk­ers were pro­vided with a nu­tri­tional plate of sea­sonal fruit see them into a great start for the day.

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