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Sunshine Coast Daily - Friday 15 May, 2009

Hundreds of kids catch walking bus

Hundreds of kids catch walking bus

Hundreds of kids catch walking bus

Taking in the Fresh Air: Students from Our Lady of the Rosary primary school take part in their monthly Car Free Challenge Day which this month coincides with National Walk Safely to School Day. Photo: Brett Wortman/182598

Shelly Beach school kids loved National Walk Safely to School Day so much in 2007 that they voted to relive it every month.

And according to parent, Liza Neil, the students at Our Lady of the Rosary School can not wait to meet at the interchanges once a month to join their friends on the "walking bus" to school.

"Even just walking a kilometre reduces traffic congestion around the school, it's getting the kids healthy and the teachers find it settles them down to school really well," Liza said.

Hundreds of Mountain Creek State School students also joined in on the national initiative yesterday to put their sustainable environments strategy into practice.

Chancellor State College launched council's regional TravelSmart program yesterday, becoming one of seven schools committed to the program.

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