Walk to School 2018

Monday 08 October 2018 - Friday 02 November 2018

Join hundreds of schools across Victoria by participating in Walk to School 2018 from Monday 8 October to Friday 2 November.

Walk to School month encourages Victorian primary school students to walk, ride, scoot or roll to and from school in the hope they develop healthy habits for life.

All registered schools will have access to classroom resources to help teachers get their classes involved. Each school may choose to do this differently.

A student, teacher or your school’s Walk to School champion will record how many times a student walks, rides, scoots or rolls to and from school during the month, using a classroom calendar. Schools with the highest participation levels are eligible for some fantastic prizes. So every time a child walks, rides, scoots or rolls to and from school they increase your school’s chance of winning!

Find out if your school is participating or register as an individual student before the end of September.

Even if your child's school isn't participating they can still contribute to the state-wide effort by choosing to take active transport to and from school.

Walk to School is all about making active travel fun, easy, safe and accessible for Victorian primary school kids to help them build healthy habits for life and achieve the recommended 60 minutes of physical exercise per day.

Walking to school year-round is a great way for your child to: 

  • Get to know their local area
  • Meet other children in their neighbourhood and at their school
  • Learn safety skills, like crossing the road
  • Gain confidence and the ability to travel independently as they get older.

It’s also a great way to connect with family members and your community. Active travel options to and from school provide more time for conversation and is less stressful than driving. Not to mention it helps the environment, reduces traffic congestion and demand for parking!

Exercise before school also has a positive impact in the classroom, as active children are more active learners.

Last year, more than 140,000 students took part and walked the equivalent of two return trips to the moon! Participating students have the chance to win great regional prizes

If you're school isn't participating, you can still get involved in creative competitions. There are great weekly prizes to be won! Walk to School have designed templates for your kids to decorate and share by tagging Walk to School on Facebook and Instagram. Don't forget to hashtag #walktoschool. prizes! 




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Date and time:
Monday 08 October 2018 - Friday 02 November 2018