Na­tional walk safely to school day on May 18

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PRI­MARY school-aged chil­dren across the Dubbo LGA and Elec­torate will make those im­por­tant steps to­wards a health­ier fu­ture by par­tic­i­pat­ing in Na­tional Walk Safely to School Day on Friday, May 18.

The com­mu­nity ini­tia­tive aims to raise aware­ness of the health, road safety, trans­port and en­vi­ron­men­tal ben­e­fits that reg­u­lar walk­ing (es­pe­cially to and from school) can pro­vide for the long-term well-be­ing of chil­dren.

Apart from the phys­i­cal ben­e­fits, reg­u­lar walk­ing also has a favourable im­pact on their cog­ni­tive and aca­demic per­for­mance, or­gan­is­ers said.

In its 19th year, the event en­cour­ages pri­mary school-aged chil­dren to build walk­ing into their daily rou­tine.

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