Bella and Abi are walkers of the week
VICHEALTH’S Walk to School month is a free, easy and fun way for kids to get active this October.
Victorian primary students are encouraged to walk, ride or scoot to and from school to kick-start healthy travel habits that can lead to good health for life.
Primary schools and students can sign up to track their achievements throughout October and be in the running for fantastic prizes.
Here in Mansfield, a Walker of the Week column will be featured over the October editions of the Mansfield Courier.
The ‘Walker of the Week’ will receive a $25 voucher to Sportsfirst Mansfield.
This week we have Bella CerviBolwell and Abi Heron from Jamieson Primary School.
1) What do you enjoy about walking to school?
It keeps us fit, plus we enjoy the nice views and having a chat along the way. 2) Who do you walk to school with? We walk with each other, plus mum or dad and sometimes other friends.
3) What are you going to buy with your voucher for the sport shop?
Bella would like some new runners/ fitness stuff while Abi is not sure yet, ‘I’ll see what’s there’.
In 2015, there were some 620 participating schools, more than 108,997 participating students and 1.2 million kilometres walked.
Walking to school can help children to achieve the recommended 60 minutes of moderate to vigorous activity every day, and adopt physical activity habits for life.
Walking to school can help reduce traffic congestion, parking difficulties and the associated environmental impacts.
Walk to school activities provide opportunities to raise awareness of the broader health and wellbeing benefits of children being active.
A GREAT PLACE TO WALK: Abi Heron (left) and Bella Cervi-Bolwell and Bou (front) from Jamieson Primary School.