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Students ready for safety walk

The Daily Telegraph

Tuesday 2 April 2002

RECORD numbers of schools have signed up for this year's Walk Safely to School Day, which will be held on Friday.

More than 700 schools have registered for the annual event, its organiser and head of the Pedestrian Council Harold Scruby said yesterday.

“That's at least a 30 per cent increase on last year,” Mr Scruby said. “We're expecting about a quarter of a million people to walk.
“They're all celebrating walking more safely to school and I'm very pleased about that.”

Mr Scruby said participating in the day helped to teach children good exercise habits.
“Parents should be telling children that walking is the best exercise they can get,” he said.
“If they walk a little each day they will lead longer and happier lives.”

The day also is designed to remind parents that children under 10 should not cross roads without an adult.
“Children should never cross the road without holding an adult's hand until they're 10,” he said. “There are no exceptions to that.”

Schools from across NSW have registered on the official Walk Safely to School website.
They can still register for the walk at www.walk.com.au
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