Students get active and on their bikes

Setting a good example: Luke Kirkby, Mackenzie Morgan, Abigail Morris, Kennedy Arnold and Christian Mippy. Picture: Martin Kennealey www.communitypix.com.au d417004
Setting a good example: Luke Kirkby, Mackenzie Morgan, Abigail Morris, Kennedy Arnold and Christian Mippy. Picture: Martin Kennealey www.communitypix.com.au d417004

Of the school’s 360 students, 341 walked, cycled or rode a scooter to school last Wednesday, improving participation by 16 per cent on last year.

‘National Ride to School is important because it focuses upon the health, fitness and wellbeing of the children,’ Ms Pascoe said.

‘Studies show that active children are more likely to develop good behaviours as adolescents and are more attentive. Healthy, active children appear to enjoy school, get involved in activities inside and outside their schools and develop stronger friendships.’

The school also used the day to hold a community breakfast, as well as open a bike shed worth $10,000.

That cost was picked up by the City of Cockburn and Department of Transport.