WHAT IS STILL TO COME THIS YEAR
Walk Safely to School Day- May 18th
Friday the 18th of May is Walk Safely to School Day. Walk Safely to School Day aims to promote the health benefits of walking, safe pedestrian behaviour, reduce car dependency and reduce air pollution caused by cars. It’s a great way to help students learn healthy habits and achieve the recommended 60 minutes of physical activity, every day so why not try and build some walking into your morning routine. If you live too far away we encourage you to drive to a friends’ house, or leave your car down the street and walk to school from there. Every little bit counts!
It is important that parents and carers closely supervise their young children, particularly those under 10 years of age, in all road environments, holding hands when near or crossing the road.
Walk to School- October
Every October, VicHealth’s Walk to School encourages Victorian primary school kids to walk, ride, scoot or skate to and from school and Newport Lakes Primary is getting involved. It’s a great way to help students learn healthy habits and achieve the recommended 60 minutes of physical activity, every day. It also encourages primary schools, local councils and communities to make active travel easy, safe and accessible.
Along with the health benefits, walking to school has benefits for the whole community. It reduces traffic congestion, saves on parking, helps us connect with family and friends and even saves the environment!
Last year, 759 primary schools across Victoria took part in Walk to School, with 140,303 primary school kids walking more than 1.6 million kilometres during October, the equivalent of walking two return trips to the moon.
We want to encourage all children at Newport Lakes Primary and their families to get involved with Walk to School 2018.
We encourage all parents to get involved in helping our school be more sustainable. If you feel that you would like to get involved in any of the upcoming events, please don’t hesitate to contact the school or email me through compass. Any support is greatly appreciated!