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.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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