Students urged to take a walk for health

The national initiative is in its 16th year and looks to teach students the benefits to their health, road safety awareness and the environment that walking instead of driving can bring.

Fremantle primary principal Hayden O�Mara said the event was a mainstay on their calendar.

�With our central location and the number of children that live within close proximity to school, this initiative allows Fremantle PS to highlight the importance of road safety and awareness coupled with an emphasis on active lifestyle choices,� he said.

�We hope to ensure all children are equipped with vital road-crossing skills and the message that until they�re 10, children must always hold an adult�s hand when crossing the road.�

Visit www.walk.com.au for more information.