Whitehorse City Council is supporting local primary schools to get involved with VicHealth’s Walk to School program, which encourages children to walk to and from school as often as possible throughout October.
Walking to school with parents or friends helps children stay healthy and active, and has other benefits such as reducing traffic and parking congestion. Children who live too far from school to walk the entire way can still participate by being driven or using public transport part way and walking the remainder of the journey. Other at-school options are also possible as alternatives to participate.
As an incentive to participate, Council and VicHealth are offering schools three bonus options. Option 1 is a $300 voucher to host a healthy breakfast. Option 2 is $300 worth of sporting equipment. Option 3 is $300 worth of classroom healthy breakfast packs. Plus, schools that register to conduct a Category 3 activity will be in the draw to win $2000 towards an active travel item such as bike racks.
Council will present the ‘Golden Shoe’ trophy to the school with the highest percentage of students who walk, cycle, skate or scoot to school during October 2017. Students involved in Walk to School 2017 will receive a certificate of participation from VicHealth.
Last year Victorian students walked 1.6 million kilometres, the equivalent of walking around Australia 112 times or two return trips to the moon.
*Schools who choose a Category 3 activity will be entered into a draw to win $2000 towards an active travel item/s for the school (eg. bike racks, sports equipment, way-finding signage).
Winning teacher of the $100 Gold Class Movie Voucher
Ed Weekes, St Luke the Evangelist Primary School
Mount Pleasant Road
St Francis Xavier
St Luke the Evangelist
St Thomas The Apostle
Vermont South Special School
For more information or assistance in regards to Walk to School 2017, please contact:
Justine Girgin, Council’s Active Transport Officer on 9262 7662 (Thursday and Friday) or email email@example.com
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Has consent from your principal been granted to participate in the event?:
Which incentive would you like your school to receive?:
All Walk to School Coordinators who tally their final results and submit them by 15 November will be in the draw to win $100 GOLD CLASS movie vouchers to acknowledge their contribution to the Walk to School program.
Please complete this registration form by Monday 14 August 2017.
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