Students on the path to safety

L to R - Danica Old (yr4), Emily Mills (yr4) & Hunter Mills (yr1)
L to R - Danica Old (yr4), Emily Mills (yr4) & Hunter Mills (yr1)

They will be walking towards a healthier childhood by joining the ranks of kids walking to school.

In its 14th year, the objective of Walk Safely to School Day is to encourage each Australian child to achieve at least 60 minutes of exercise a day.

Meeting this target will help prevent obesity and other health problems.

This year there is a Walk Safely to School Day app for Apple and Android phones.

The app will allow children and parents or carers to track the kilometres travelled to and from school, time spent walking and average walking speeds.