Walk to School month a suc­cess in shire

Mansfield Courier - - Targa High Country -

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.

‡ )RRWSULQWV RI P\WKLFDO FUHDWXUHV DQG QHZ ZD\ ¿QGLQJ signs along the safe walk­ing routes, de­signed by lo­cal artist Paul Brit­ton and fa­cil­i­tated by $UWV 0DQV¿HOG

The foot­prints and new way ¿QGLQJ VLJQV SURYHG D IXQ DQG ex­cit­ing way for stu­dents to fol­low their route to school, and will re­main a per­ma­nent fea­ture.

‡ 7KH 0DQV¿HOG &RXULHU SUR¿OHG D µ:DONHU RI WKH Week’ from each school, with WKH 0DQV¿HOG DQG 'LVWULFW Com­mu­nity Bank kindly re­ward­ing each walker with a voucher.

)RU PRUH LQIRUPDWLR­Q RQ the VicHealth Walk to School pro­gram visit www.walk­toschool.vic.gov.au.

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