College gears up for run

Parent Claire Moritz with Hadley Moritz, Ella Moritz, Selene Oosthuizen and Kiara Moritz. Picture: Martin Kennealey d442687
Parent Claire Moritz with Hadley Moritz, Ella Moritz, Selene Oosthuizen and Kiara Moritz. Picture: Martin Kennealey d442687

With local families signing up for the Your Move Wanneroo program, a group of 20 Year 4, 5 and 6 students have been training twice a week for the fun run on August 30.

Physical education teacher Lyndal Wade, who took part in Your Move Cockburn last year, is co-ordinating training for the team.

Parent Claire Moritz said she would do the 4km event with two of her three children � daughters Ella and Kiara.

�We really love the way Your Move has motivated our family fitness efforts,� Claire said.

�The children were at me and at me to ride their bikes to school and, while walking to school with them didn�t bother me, I had to get back for work and that was taking too much time.

�My (Your Move) coach found a bus route that fitted the schedule, got me home in 11 minutes and has meant the children can keep riding to school.

�Coincidentally, the ride or walk to school is about 4km � the same distance as the team will cover in the City to Surf, so that�s my training time for the event as well.�

Your Move Wanneroo is a State Government program that encourages residents to become more active, healthy and connected in their local community.

The Department of Transport�s congestion programs manager Michelle Prior said there had been a strong community response to Your Move Wanneroo and people were sticking with the program.

�It is pleasing to see schools like John Butler Primary College taking challenges like this,� Ms Prior said.