Kwinana primary schools take part in National Walk to School Day.


Left: Orelia Primary School student Lucas Jordan and Gemma Berg enjoy a barbecue breakfast. Right: Year 6 student Braedyn Haywood arrives at Orelia Primary School.
Kwinana primary schools take part in National Walk to School Day.
Kwinana primary schools take part in National Walk to School Day.
Kwinana primary schools take part in National Walk to School Day.
Kwinana primary schools take part in National Walk to School Day.
Kwinana primary schools take part in National Walk to School Day.
Kwinana primary schools take part in National Walk to School Day.
Left: Orelia Primary School student Lucas Jordan and Gemma Berg enjoy a barbecue breakfast. Right: Year 6 student Braedyn Haywood arrives at Orelia Primary School.

HEALTHY lifestyle education was the aim as two Kwinana primary schools took part in National Walk Safely to School Day on May 20.

Leda Primary had a cheer squad to welcome and encourage walkers for their efforts.

Year 6 teachers Rio Lutui and Chloe Durrant encouraged 10 of their students and walkers through their walkway of ribbons and balloons.

Both teachers said it wasn’t just about a healthy lifestyle but also promoting community involvement.

Meanwhile, Orelia Primary took a unique approach to its National Walk to School event by treating walkers to a free breakfast.

The breakfast was organised through the collaborative efforts of Bridging the Gap, the Family Support Agency and The Smith Family, which are all part of the Kwinana Schools and Community Network.

Over a hot stove of sizzling bacon, deputy principal Richard Mader said staff also took part in the event.

“Staff were allocated to stand on corners and help walk the kids to school,” he said.

“We will be providing breakfast to about 200 students.

“There are cereals and fruit along with hot breakfasts of scrambled eggs and bacon on a roll.

“It also ties in with our involvement with the Act, Belong Commit program to promote and teach students about mental and physical well being.”

Deputy principal Leonie Steere was impressed with what the school community had achieved.

“It has taken a big community effort,” she said. “An amazing community effort.”