Students to walk to school safely
LITTLE Aussie “Walking Class Heroes” will trade a ride to school next Friday for two feet and a heart beat, pounding the pavement on the footpath to fitness.
Leading the pack ahead of next Friday’s Walk to School Safely Day is Woolgoolga Public School, promoting safe pedestrian behaviour and a healthy lifestyle among its students.
Since the Australian Pedestrian Council campaign began 10 years ago, it’s had a meaningful impact in reducing pedestrian accidents, which is the leading cause of child injury in Australia.
“It’s also an easy and fun way for schools and their students to enjoy the healthy habit of regular walking,” Pedestrian Council chief executive officer Harold Scruby said.
This year walking can also help kids win prizes for themselves and their school through a host of competitions.
The search is on to find one student in NSW, who loves walking and can say why in a 50 words or less.
The winner will become an ambassador for their state, winning a prize pack, a trophy, a brand new pair of school shoes, a backpack and a T-shirt.
Schools can also win new sporting equipment by entering photos of their students walking.
To be in the running for prizes, go to www.walk.com.au