Walk day a step towards a healthy lifestyle

Students Jasmine and Jared, at front, and Yousif and Sanjay enjoy their walk to school.
Students Jasmine and Jared, at front, and Yousif and Sanjay enjoy their walk to school.

Emmanuel Christian Community School principal Pedro Cruz said there were many great reasons to take part in the annual event, now in its 15th year.

‘By promoting this activity, the students will be encouraged to exercise daily, develop healthy habits and physical fitness,’ he said.

‘This works together with an awareness of road and traffic safety and helps the students to be confident of choosing safe routes to and from the school.’

The Girrawheen primary students will also have an opportunity to spend time with family members, parents, grandparents and the school community during a healthy breakfast when they arrive at school.

A free interactive app is available to measure the distances children walk, their average speeds, maps and allows schools to view scoreboards of their students’ walking achievements.

Visit www.walk.com.au.