School stroll on path to health and safety

Makybe Rise Primary School Year 2 students Maykala Sinclair and Jenna Cardew out the front of students and parents. Picture: Elle Borgward www.communitypix.com.au d401239
Makybe Rise Primary School Year 2 students Maykala Sinclair and Jenna Cardew out the front of students and parents. Picture: Elle Borgward www.communitypix.com.au d401239

A sea of primary and high school students traded their normal rides to school for a stroll on the footpath as part of the annual walk that aims to promote community involvement and activity.

Makybe Rise Primary School principal Steph McDonald said the walk was a wonderful way for students to come together on a social level.

More than 500 students at the school were expected to walk to school this morning.

‘Our older kids are extremely caring and they love having the opportunity of looking after the younger students in the school,’ she said.

‘It is extremely important for the students to stay active and the lovely thing about Walk Safely to School Day is that it promotes community togetherness. A lot of students get a lift to school every morning, so it was nice to see so many students getting active and walking to school.’

Makybe students will have special visits from the team at Constable Care over the next week to promote road safety, environmental and health issues.