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Walk to Work Day
Friday 4 October 2019

Walk safely to your school on Friday

Nicole Asher Nicole.asherru ralpress.com SCHOOL kids and parents across Australia are being encouraged to walk to school in the name of fitness and improved lifestyles this Friday.

Walk Safely to School Day is a national initiative that aims to get people active, remind kids about the safe way to cross roads and reduce the reliance on cars.

Busselton Primary School has got behind the day and is calling on parents to walk with their kids to school.

Marcel Walters, a physical education teacher said the school had been getting kids involved in planning for the day. "We’ve got a poster competition running, with a prize and we’ll put the winning poster on display in the office.

"We are also having a breakfast on the day for parents to join the kids and have a snack after walking.

Kids who catch the bus to school can join in too.

"Any kids who catch buses that want to participate can do a few laps of the oval as their walk, we want to give everyone a chance to get active. "Last time we had 80 per cent of the kids doing a walk, so it gets a great result," Marcel said.

The breakfast will run from 8.30am, and all parents are encouraged to walk down with their kids and join in.

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Stroll: Yasbeau Marsh and Lacinta Haswell wear Walk Safely to School T-shirts with the other Year 4s from Mr Robertson’s class.
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