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Central Coast Express-Advocate - Wednesday 6 May, 2009

Walk to school day

Walk to school day WALK Safely to School Day will be held again next week. More than 8000 primary school children are preparing to pound the pavement with the aim of better physical and mental health and cleaner air. Now in its tenth year, the event asks parents and carers to walk safely to school with their children, either all or at least part of the way, on May 15. The aim is  to develop active and healthy children by encouraging them to exercise regularly. Organiser Harold Scruby, of the Pedestrian Council said: "Children develop lifestyle habits when they're young. "Encouraging them to walk regularly instead of jumping into the car is an easy way to get them on the path to becoming healthy adults."

He said the day was also good for the environment. By leaving the car at least a kilometre from school, parents can avoid the traffic congestion and stress of dropping the kids off, enjoy a peaceful walk and talk and the health of the morning air and reduce pollution in the air around the school."  All schools will receive a Walk Safely to School Day kit including stickers, posters and a how-to-take part guide.

P&Cs and councils are encouraged to host a healthy breakfast at their primary school on the day.


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