Getting active on way to school

November 23, 2017

Ava and Costantino Rosella riding their scooters to school.

Tatura’s Sacred Heart School joined the hundreds of primary schools across Victoria for a fun month of walking, riding and scooting to and from school last month.

School principal Pauline Hindson said the students were encouraged by Greater Shepparton City Council to get involved in the Walk to School initiative to help all families build healthy habits for life.

‘‘It’s a great way for the whole family to increase their physical activity levels plus it is a chance to enjoy more time with your children and meet other local families along the way,’’ Ms Hindson said.

‘‘Along with the health benefits, it also reduces traffic congestion, saves on parking, helps us connect with family and friends and saves the environment.’’

According to Ms Hindson, last year more than 144000 Victorian children and their families took part in the program, walking the equivalent of two return trips to the moon.

‘‘There are so many great reasons to participate in Walk to School... and (we) were excited to be part of the fun because getting active is even more fun when we do it together,’’ she said.

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