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Pedestrian Council of Australia
Road Safety
Walk to Work Day
Friday 4 October 2019

Steps to better life

THIS year will mark the sixth consecutive year Perth Montessori School in Burswood has participated in the nationwide Walk Safely to School Day.

The event, which takes place on Friday, is a popular Australia-wide event that promotes regular walking and improved diets among school-age children.

Physical education teacher Adin Livnjak said even the rain and the fact many students came from the outer suburbs could not dampen the day.

"There is always a lot of laughter and fun on the walk to school morning, regardless of the weather," he said.

"Parents and students will often park further away from the school in order to participate." Chairman of the Pedestrian Council of Australia, Harold Scruby, said healthy and active children lived and learnt better.

"Participation in regular moderate intensity physical activity and a balanced and nutritious diet are proven factors in controlling overweight and obesity, but also good for general health and wellbeing," he said.

"It’s very important to create regular walking habits at an early age and reinforce safe pedestrian behaviour." Parents, carers and students can go online to find and plan their best walking route to school at walk.com.au

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Rdin LIvnJaK (centre) with Anya Rajan, shaniah Lyndon, Alex Brits and James Sandford. Picture: Elle Boraward www.communitvoix.com.au d3783
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