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Northern Territory News - Friday 15 May, 2009

Walking the talk on safe and healthy alternative

NO MEAN FEET: Malak Primary School students (L-R) Tiarnan Rooks-Berryman, Abby Robins, Bonnie-Rose Krnjic and Lincoln Nona get ready to take part in today's national Walk Safely To School Day. Picture: JUSTIN SANSON

NO MEAN FEET: Malak Primary School students (L-R) Tiarnan Rooks-Berryman, Abby Robins, Bonnie-Rose Krnjic and Lincoln Nona get ready to take part in today's national Walk Safely To School Day. Picture: JUSTIN SANSON

Walking the talk on safe and healthy alternative

NADJA HAINKE

ABBY Robins, 11, doesn't like car pollution and "stinky" public transport.

Instead, the Year Six student from Malak Primary School said she walked to school every day.

"I walk at 6.45am from Karama. It takes me 15 minutes," she said.

Abby and her fellow students Bonnie-Rose Krnjic, Lincoln Nona, both 11, and 10-year-old Tiarnan Rooks-Berryman will take part in today's Walk Safely To School Day, a national event which aims to encourage schools and the community to enjoy a healthy lifestyle and care for the environment by leaving cars at home.

"It's about being fit and healthy. You get a healthy mind," student Bonnie, of Malak, said.

School principal Paul Nyhuis said the children will join their school, parents and the wider community at a healthy breakfast and a walk around Malak oval today.

"It's about raising awareness of walking safely to school and about the key messages making healthy choices, getting some exercise, pedestrian safety and caring for the environment," he said.

 
 
 
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