East Hamersley PS students to take part in Walk Safely to School Day

East Hamersley PS students to take part in Walk Safely to School Day

EAST Hamersley Primary School students are putting their best foot forward this week.

The school is taking part in national Walk Safely to School Day on Friday, which aims to raise awareness of the health, road safety, transport and environmental benefits of regular walking for children.

Primary schools around Australia are urged to encourage students to build walking into their daily routine by walking to, during and from school.

Pedestrian Council of Australia chairman Harold Scruby said physical inactivity was a major risk factor for many chronic diseases.

“One in four children in Australia are overweight or obese, and it is expected that numbers will reach one in three by 2020,” he said.

“We really need teachers, parents, carers and the community at large to get behind this event and its objectives.”

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