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Walk to School Month kicks off

Campbells Creek students walk to school

Wednesday 11 October 2017

Term four of the school year has kicked off with thousands of Victorian primary school students returning to school on foot as part of Walk to School Month.

Twelve schools from Mount Alexander Shire are participating in the VicHealth initiative, which aims to help Victorian kids improve their health by increasing their daily physical activity.

Mount Alexander Shire Council is a proud supporter of the program and is working with schools, students and parents to increase participation.

“We want all families to get walking, riding or scooting this month and see how fun it can be to incorporate some activity into the morning,” said Edwina Reid, Active Communities Officer, Mount Alexander Shire Council.

“We are encouraging kids walk to school in style and decorate their shoes, bikes or scooters,” said Ms Reid.

“We’d also love to see parents get involved and walk some or all of the way to school with their kids, particularly if they feel their child is not quite ready to walk alone.”

“There are also a number of park, sip and walk points where parents can park, grab a coffee, and walk to school.

“Don’t forget to keep an eye out for Luke Schoolwalker, who’ll be popping in to schools throughout the month to have some fun and get kids moving,”

Walk to School month is a free, easy and fun way to get primary school kids and their families active.

Follow local Walk to School activities on Council’s Facebook page.

Image: Students at Campbells Creek getting active on their way to school.

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