Walk to School 2019
Every October, VicHealth’s Walk to School encourages Victorian primary school kids to walk, ride or scoot to and from school. It’s a great way to help students learn healthy habits and achieve the recommended 60 minutes of physical activity, every day. It also encourages primary schools, local councils and communities to make active travel easy, safe and accessible.
Along with the health benefits, walking to school has benefits for the whole community. It reduces traffic congestion, saves on parking, helps us connect with family and friends and even saves the environment!
In 2018, 147,000 kids across Victoria took part in the annual event, walking an impressive 1.7 million kilometres - the equivalent on walking to the moon and back twice, or walking around the coastline of Australia nearly 70 times.
We want to encourage all Victorian primary school kids and their families to get involved with Walk to School 2019 by visiting the Walk to School website.