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Friday 4 October 2019

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MICHELLE LACEY Iaceymgoldcoast.com.au STUDENTS at two Gold Coast schools are getting on their bike and on their feet as part of a drive to improve healthy habits.

Mudgeeraba State School and Ormeau’s Norfolk Village State School are taking part in Walking and Wheeling Wednesdays, in which students are encouraged to walk, cycle, skate, bus and car pool every Wednesday.

The program, which is a Gold Coast City Council initiative, aims to promote active travel to school, while encouraging regular healthy exercise habits.

Mudgeeraba State School student Jack Seddon, 11, said he would enjoy walking to school to help cut down car emissions.

"Hopefully we might be moving to Mudgeeraba from Varsity Lakes, so I’ll be closer to school and can walk," he said.

"It’s good to get out and get active and walking would get your legs fit every day." Deputy principal of Mudgeeraba State School, Narelle Hartley, said the school was delighted to be involved with the program.

"The national recommendation is for children to get at least one hour a day of physical exercise," Ms Hartley said.

"One of the best ways to do this is by helping children integrate exercise into their daily life." She said in addition to Walking and Wheeling Wednesdays, students would participate in

MICHELLE LACEY Iaceymgoldcoast.com.au STUDENTS at two Gold Coast schools are getting on their bike and on their feet as part of a drive to improve healthy habits.

Mudgeeraba State School and Ormeau’s Norfolk Village State School are taking part in Walking and Wheeling Wednesdays, in which students are encouraged to walk, cycle, skate, bus and car pool every Wednesday.

The program, which is a Gold Coast City Council initiative, aims to promote active travel to school, while encouraging regular healthy exercise habits.

Mudgeeraba State School student Jack Seddon, 11, said he would enjoy walking to school to help cut down car emissions.

"Hopefully we might be moving to Mudgeeraba from Varsity Lakes, so I’ll be closer to school and can walk," he said.

"It’s good to get out and get active and walking would get your legs fit every day." Deputy principal of Mudgeeraba State School, Narelle Hartley, said the school was delighted to be involved with the program.

"The national recommendation is for children to get at least one hour a day of physical exercise," Ms Hartley said.

"One of the best ways to do this is by helping children integrate exercise into their daily life." She said in addition to Walking and Wheeling Wednesdays, students would participate in bicycle education, road safety awareness and an incentive scheme to reward active travellers as part of the Active School Travel program.

Aside from students being active on Wednesday, the National Walk Safely to School Day is on this Friday.

The event, which is now in its 13th year, encourages all primary school children to walk and commute safely to school.

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Mudgeeraba State School students Enzian Hall, Jock Kelly, Jack Seddon and Nic Seddon are getting active as on their way to school every Wednesday.
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