Walk to School Month
Every October, 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! There are so many great reasons to participate in Walk to School this October.
Walk to School creates positive health outcomes. It’s based on extensive research and evidence indicating that increased physical activity in Victorian children can provide real health benefits. To promote physical activity in Victorian communities, VicHealth has funded 61 councils. They play a crucial role in supporting schools and ensuring it’s safe, easy and fun to walk, ride or scoot to school this October.
Greater Geelong schools can contact Healthy Communities at City of Greater Geelong: firstname.lastname@example.org to find out more about our local Walk to School activities, or visit www.walktoschool.vic.gov.au for more information.