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This year, 60,000 kids walked, skated, scooted, skipped, cycled and even rode horses to school for fun and fitness on October 19.
Nine Victorian schools will receive $1000 of sports gear and the title of the state's best walkers, for securing the top spot in VicHealth's Walk to School competition.
A two-year study has revealed the final years of primary school are critical for developing children’s confidence and independence to travel without their parents in their communities.
Motorists have been urged to take extra care on the roads, as more than 70,000 primary school children from 370 schools across Victoria will be out and about.
Melbourne City FC has joined forces with VicHealth to encourage school children across Victoria to take part in the 2014 Walk to School campaign.
VicHealth is calling on Victorian families to limber up and walk (or scoot, ride or roll!) to and from school every day in October.
This year, 70,000 primary school children from 363 schools across the state participated in VicHealth’s Walktober Walk-to-School activity held on 20 October.
DVD gets Geelong primary students and families excited about walking and riding to school
The Streets Ahead program was designed to create supportive environments that increase children’s active travel and independent mobility in all aspects of their local community life, not only to and from school.
Tens of thousands of primary school children across Victoria are taking to the streets as VicHealth’s Walk to School campaign kicks off today.
A VicHealth survey of 1500 Victorian residents has revealed their perceptions of stranger danger, traffic concerns and neighbourhood crime are the most common barriers to allowing children to walk to school.
Primary school children who took part in VicHealth’s Walk to School campaign during October have walked a combined 241,115 kilometres – six times around the circumference of the Earth.