Step up and walk to school part of road safe campaign

News

School children are encouraged to put their best foot forward and get walking as part of Walk Safely to School Day.

School P&Cs are being asked to get on board on health kick too by hosting a healthy breakfast for the children as well.

An initiative of National Road Safety Week which runs 15-22 May, Friday 20 May has been designated as Walk Safely to School Day, announced Minister for Transport and Baulkham Hills MP David Elliott.

“This is a community initiative that aims to raise awareness of the health, road safety, transport and environmental benefits that regular walking (especially to and from school) can provide for the long term wellbeing of our children,” he said.

“Apart from the physical benefits, regular walking also has a favourable impact on children’s cognitive and academic performance.”

The national initiative also promotes healthy eating and encourages schools and P&Cs to Host a Healthy Breakfast on the day.

Top four  tips for parents to get their kids walking to school:

  • Walk some or if you can, walk all the way to school
  • Get off the bus, train or tram a few stops earlier and walk the rest of the way
  • Leave the car at least 1km away from school and walk the rest of the way
  • If you can’t walk in the morning, walk home after school.
Previous Article
High time for answers, exposing endo pain
Next Article
Western Sydney soccer coach convicted of 179 child abuse offences
News

How to claim disaster flood payments

Disaster assistance funding will now be available to natural disaster declared communities following severe storms and flooding from 27 June…
News

We’re in states of natural disaster

Hawkesbury, The Hills and Blacktown have been declared states of natural disaster by Emergency Management Minister Murray Watt overnight (Monday).…
Menu

Stay in the loop!

Subscribe to our mailing list for local news and offers