Stepping up benefits

Ava Tweedie (y1),Jasmine Gilray (y3),Yasmin Cheung (y2)Tara Reed (y3),Reece Maney (y5) and Chloe Hodge (y5)
Ava Tweedie (y1),Jasmine Gilray (y3),Yasmin Cheung (y2)Tara Reed (y3),Reece Maney (y5) and Chloe Hodge (y5)

The annual event, now in its 14th year, encourages children achieve at least 60 minutes of exercise a day to help prevent obesity and other health problems.

Success Primary School deputy principal Nathan Crawfford, said students had a lot to gain from the walk.

‘Our students and students across Australia get so much out of the day because it shows that a small change can make a big difference,’ he said.

‘Just by walking to school there is less traffic congestion, less demand for parking spaces, improved fitness and health for students, and it gives parents an opportunity to walk with their child to school and discuss road rules and signs.’