Students start day with ride to school


Teacher Stephanie Hopkins with students Natalie, Daniel and Emily Poga. Picture: Andrew Ritchie         www.communitypix.com.au   d450856
Teacher Stephanie Hopkins with students Natalie, Daniel and Emily Poga. Picture: Andrew Ritchie        www.communitypix.com.au d450856

The Bicycle Network program encourages school children to ride to school to promote a healthy lifestyle and increase physical activity.

St Kieran health teacher Stephanie Hopkins said the school focused on promoting healthy choices among students, staff and parents.

“Research shows that about 80 per cent of children between the ages of five and 17 are not meeting the recommended activity guidelines for their age,” Ms Hopkins said.

“Encouraging participation in Ride 2 School Day is one way that we can work with parents to help our children attain the recommended levels.

“In addition to the physical benefits to children, regular exercise also assists with learning, so riding, walking or scootering to school is a great way to start the school day.”