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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.
Victorian families are invited to join thousands of kids, parents and teachers, who will make walking a crucial part of their journey to school every day during November.
A survey of 503 Victorian parents of primary school children reveals parents who worry about traffic and stranger danger prefer to drive their children to school rather than letting them walk, ride or scoot.
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.
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.
Victoria Walks to School Day ambassador Nicole Livingstone encourages kids, teachers, parents, neighbours, friends and family to sign up for the walk on October 19.
Registrations are now open for this year’s VicHealth Walk to School challenge – with the opportunity to win fantastic prizes.
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.
Walk to School is a fun and easy way for Victorian primary school kids to build healthy habits for life.
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.