Walktober is Underway! Avoid the traffic and get active with your family
For the month of October, we are encouraging students and their families to walk, ride or scoot to and from school. Walk to School encourages primary school children to improve their health and wellbeing by trying to achieve at least 60 minutes of physical activity each day.
Why do you get involved?
It’s a fun, free and easy way to get active
It’s a great way to begin the day
Kick starting healthy travel habits can lead to health for life
How can you get involved?
Simply walk, ride or scoot to or from school and tell your classroom teacher each time!
If you have to drive to school – park and walk the rest of the way
By simply walking, riding or scooting to school each day for the month of October. Your child’s teacher will record how many times students walk, ride or scoot to and from school using a classroom calendar. The schools with the highest participation levels in each region will be eligible for some fantastic prizes – so each time your child walk, they’ll increase our schools chances!
At the end of October, all students will receive a certificate and sticker to celebrate their achievements. Students can enter VicHealth’s fun walking-themed competitions throughout October.
At Home: Taking part online
Check out Walk to School on Facebook and Twitter for updates on how your family can when fantastic prizes each week.
This week: For your chance to win simply share a picture of your child’s artwork depicting them walking, scooting or riding to or from school and post it in the comment of the competition post on the facebook page. The following prize is up for grabs;
10 x family passes to the Melbourne City FC v Wellington Phoenix FC match on Sunday 27 November.
Take a look at the website for more information