VicHealth has partnered with the AFL Players’ Association for Walk to School 2017 to encourage even more kids to get walking, riding and scooting to help them build healthy habits for life. Participating schools have the opportunity to win a footy clinic led by an AFL or AFLW player.
Since 2006, every October, VicHealth’s Walk to School program encourages primary school kids to walk, ride or scoot to and from school. This year, the program will run from 9 October to 3 November.
In 2016, almost 150,000 Victorian primary school kids from more than 750 schools took part in Walk to School, resulting in more than 2.2 million walks, rides and scoots throughout October.
This year, students are encouraged to decorate their shoes, bikes or scooters to make Walk to School more fun. Teachers, parents and carers can download design templates and lesson suggestions in the lead-up to Walk to School via the website.
VicHealth is encouraging parents and carers to walk to school with their kids where possible and enjoy the chance to talk and teach road safety skills while getting active themselves.
For more information on the program or to register as a student or as a school, visit the Walk To School website.
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