Walk to School month a success in shire
THE VicHealth and Mans¿HOG 6KLUH &RXQFLO :DON to School program has wrapped XS IRU WKH ¿IWK FRQVHFXWLYH year.
“The participation in the Walk to School program has been outstanding this year with many students taking advantage of walking, riding or scooting WR DQG IURP VFKRRO ´ 0DQV¿HOG Shire Council acting mayor Harry Westendorp said.
Walking, riding or scooting to and from school every day is an easy way to make physical activity part of a child’s daily life.
“Council has received some great feedback from schools, parents and community members who have observed the fantastic efforts of students,” Cr Westendorp said.
“Well done to all those involved and a particular thanks to the following organisations: &\FOLQJ 9LFWRULD 0DQV¿HOG and District Community Bank, 0DQV¿HOG &RXULHU and $UWV 0DQV¿HOG ZKR JUHDWO\ contributed to the success of the program.”
This year’s Walk to School activities included:
$ VDIH F\FOLQJ OHVVRQ facilitated by Cycling Victoria to teach students the necessary skills needed to ride their bikes safely to and from school.
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