Kerryn Boogaard Kerryn Boogaard
Beverly Goldsmith Beverly Goldsmith
Zoe Bingley-Pullin Zoe Bingley-Pullin

Walk to school in October!:

There's no better time than Spring to enjoy a walk to school ... every day.
By Motherpedia
Date: October 03 2014
Editor Rating:

In Victoria, kids are not encouraged to walk to school for a day - but the entire month of October!

And with school starting back on Monday, it's time to dust-off the walking shoes and get involved in VicHealth's fun, free and family-friendly activity to encourage children and parents to swap the road for the footpath and help build healthy habits for life.

Walk to School month is a way of encouraging children to increase their physical activity in an incidental way, with only one-in-five primary school children getting the recommended 60 minutes of physical activity each day.

"We hope that by participating in Walk to School children will be inspired to adopt a routine of walking year-round that can put them on the path to good health for the rest of their lives," says CEO of VicHealth, Jerril Rechter.

Last year, more than 30,000 students throughout Victoria joined Walk to School and covered more than 400,000 kilometres. 

Find out more from the Walk to School website

Share This Tweet This Email To Friend
Related Articles
Australia’s 10-13 year-olds now spend more time using the internet…
Read more
Here are 10 reasons why taking part in 'Ocsober' is…
Read more
A University of Madrid study demonstrates the significant impact of…
Read more
Even for those kids who do play sport, it's not…
Read more

Latest Tech Used In Shipping Containers
Read how the shipping industry has revolutionised

Motherpedia cover-2

Win 1 set of a 4-book hardcover illustrated boxed set
Barbara Murray’s new 4-book Sound Stories is perfect for parents and educators and could assist with NAPLAN results

Motherpedia cover (4)

Where to celebrate Oktoberfest Australia
Get ready for this celebration!

Vtech giveaway motherpedia

Win 1 of 3 VTech Toys Pack Giveaway
Playtime is so much more with VTech

Motherpedia cover-4

A Fortnight of Foodie Experiences at East Village
A taste of East Village. What's in it for me?

Globber my too fix up cover

We Try: Globber My TOO Fix Up
A scooter that grows with your child

Throw a winning cricket pitch

3 Steps to a Winning Backyard Cricket Pitch
Ex-Adelaide Oval legend curator Les Burdett shares his tips for getting your backyard cricket pitch test match ready this summer

A bike that follows your kids life cycle - motherpedia - cover

A Bike That Follows Your Kids Life Cycle
Check out the Bunzi 2-in-1 gradual balance bike!

Moonlight lifestyle

Moonlight Cinema to bring…
Moonlight Cinema announces brand new Western Sydney venue

Screen shot 2019-11-26 at 8.29.12 am

Your Magical Christmas Wonderland…
Adventure park is about to light up the night sky with its "Christmas Festival of Lights"

Screen shot 2019-11-21 at 11.11.36 am

The Preston Market Gets…
It's time to feel pumped up for the holiday season!


Bunnings team members get…
Help raise funds by buying a snag or donating at your local store.