Walk to School benefits everyone

Walk to School is good for kids, their families, and the whole school community. It encourages lifelong healthy habits, helps make the streets and drop-off zones around the school safer and less congested, helps connect kids to their local neighbourhood and creates opportunities for families to get active as well.

Supporting Walk to School

We've made Walk to School simpler and more flexible for schools Whether kids are back in the classroom or learning from home, you'll be able to use our worksheets and information to help them get active. Schools are no longer required to register and can access worksheets below. For more information check out our FAQ section further down.

 

Download our new worksheets today:

Adventure Trail

Play on Your Way

Strava Challenge

 

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FAQs

Check out the answers to some of our most commonly asked questions.

How is the coronavirus affecting Walk to School?

It’s been a challenging and unpredictable recently, but VicHealth knows how much kids, families and schools benefit from Walk to School and being active. We’ve developed new, flexible activities to get kids walking, riding, scooting or skating to and from school – or around their neighbourhood. Regular physical activity not only helps us stay healthy, it helps us stay connected to our communities, which is so important right now.

When does Walk to School take place?

We’re encouraging schools and families to embrace Walk to School throughout the year! Whether learning from home or the classroom, adding in regular physical activity will help families stay connected to our communities and keep active.

Can kids who are learning remotely get involved in Walk to School?

Absolutely! Schools can promote Walk to School in their communities, even if students are still learning from home. Encourage families to walk, ride, scoot or skate in their local area before and after classes, or even during their lunch break.

Is it safe for students and families to Walk to School?

It’s essential that families follow government health advice. Walk to School can be a great way for families living in areas that are under restrictions to maintain a routine, keep active and feel connected to their community and their neighbourhood. Encourage families to walk, ride, scoot or skate in their local neighbourhood before and after classes, or even during the lunch break. Just remind them to follow local requirements for wearing masks, wash their hands well and often and maintain at least 1.5m from other people.

How do we best tag Walk to School in social media posts?

We encourage councils, community organisations, schools, teachers, families to include #walktoschool on socials.