Walk to school
Cobram Primary School is taking part in Walk
Safely to School Day.
The national day will be held on Friday, May 15
when parents and carers are encouraged to walk
safely to school with their children, either all or at
least part of the way.
Now in its tenth year, the aim is to develop active
kids and healthy kids by encouraging all Australian
children to exercise regularly, including at
least 30 minutes of walking in their daily routine.
The event also aims to reduces hazardous traffic
congestion and vehicle pollution around schools.
"Children develop lifestyle habits when they're
young," event organiser Harold Scruby from the
Pedestrian Council of Australia said.
"Encouraging them to walk regularly, instead of
jumping into the car is an easy, effective and
achievable way to forge their pathway to becoming
All schools around the nation will receive a Walk
Safely to School Day kit including stickers, posters
and a how-to-participate guide.
For more information visit www.walk.com.au