Walk, ride or scoot to school this October

Monday, 10 September 2018

Primary school children in Moonee Valley are being challenged to walk, ride or scoot to school when Term 4 begins.

Council is again supporting VicHealth’s Walk to School month which encourages families to experience the benefits of walking to and from school together during October.

Moonee Valley Mayor Cr John Sipek said the challenge is a great way for families to develop healthy habits.

“I encourage local families to make a fresh start when school resumes by taking the Walk to School challenge and walking, riding or scooting to and from school,” Cr Sipek said.

“It’s a great way for families to spend some time together in the fresh air and to start and finish the school day in a healthy way.”

Deputy portfolio holder for Integrated Transport Cr Nicole Marshall said Walk to School Month is an opportunity for children to explore their neighbourhood.

“Not only does this initiative help children to get the recommended sixty minutes of exercise per day, but it encourages them to really absorb their surroundings and get to know their local area” Cr Marshall said.

“If it’s too far to walk, drive and park nearby and walk, ride or scoot the rest of the way to school.”

Children who register will receive a Challenge Card to track their progress. Once the card is complete they go into the draw to win prizes including Sims Sport vouchers and Bounce family passes.

The school with the highest participation rate will win an all school incursion.

Council reminds residents to keep an eye out for school children and to drive safely, particularly when travelling in a school zone.

Visit our Walk to School page or call 9243 8888 for more information.

Contact for journalists:

Kate Murphy, Media Advisor
Phone: 03 9243 1645; Mobile 0419 507 339; Email: media@mvcc.vic.gov.au

Last updated: Tuesday, 22 January 2019, 11:59 PM