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Council encourages students to ‘Walk to School’ this October

Article Category  Dimboola Courier > Current News
Date Published  Sunday, October 8 2017

Council encourages students to ‘Walk to School’ this October
VicHealth’s Walk to School program runs from Monday 9th October to Friday 3rd November, and all primary schools throughout the Hindmarsh Shire will be participating in the program.

The program has been established as part of VicHealth’s long-term goal to encourage more Victorians to live a healthier and happier lifestyle. The campaign encourages primary students across Victoria to walk to and from school in October. The month highlights the benefits of walking for children such as improved fitness, friendship, their confidence and the environment.

More than 300 students are expected to engage in activities that improve their health and wellbeing. Each student will have the opportunity to participate in activities provided by Wimmera Regional Sports Assembly and Praise Christian Dance School during the month-long initiative at each school.

Hindmarsh Shire Council Mayor Cr Debra Nelson said that students are encouraged to be active.

“Students are encouraged to walk, scoot or ride to school or the bus stop as many times as they possibly can. For each day they actively travel to school they will be awarded with a ticket, with special prizes for students who receive a lucky ticket.

“This is an opportunity for students and their families to be active and spend time together every day. If families can’t walk all the way they can consult their school’s custom Walk to School map and commence from the park and walk point and walk some of the way, all they have to do is follow the footsteps painted temporarily on the ground.

“We hope to see more students and families involved in this year’s program than ever before.”






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