Walk to School
Families swap traffic time for together time this October
Primary students in Hume will be getting active with friends and family this October as they walk to and from school for VicHealth’s Walk to School month. The program encourages primary students to walk, ride or scoot to and from school throughout October to build healthy habits for life, and highlights the many benefits of walking for children, from improving fitness to building friendships, and even reducing traffic and pollution.
Hume City Council is pleased to be supporting local schools and families by delivering local Walk to School activities and initiatives that support ongoing active travel.
With some great prizes up for grabs, some competitions are already running:
- I Spy competition; we will give away four family passes to Melbourne Zoo!
- $200 sport equipment voucher for the three first schools to register in the Walk to School website (register your school by 11 November 2016)
- We will provide $1,000 on street signs to two schools that have the highest number of students walking in October.
Walk to School is a free, easy and fun way for kids to get the 60 minutes of exercise they need each day. Find out more at www.walktoschool.vic.gov.au or contact Elaine Barritt, Hume City Council Project Officer, on firstname.lastname@example.org or (03) 9356 6962.
Register now at www.walktoschool.vic.gov.au
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