Holy Spirit Primary School students put feet first

Holy Spirit School City Beach students (Front to back) Noah Allet (y1), Riley Haagman (y3), Oliver Leach (y3), Jasper Nutt (y3), Ella Leach (y6), Mikaela Ross (y6), Charlotte Nutt (y6) Chloe Haagman (y6) and Isabella Inglis (y6). Picture: Andrew Ritchie www.communitypix.com.au   d492926a
Holy Spirit School City Beach students (Front to back) Noah Allet (y1), Riley Haagman (y3), Oliver Leach (y3), Jasper Nutt (y3), Ella Leach (y6), Mikaela Ross (y6), Charlotte Nutt (y6) Chloe Haagman (y6) and Isabella Inglis (y6). Picture: Andrew Ritchie www.communitypix.com.au d492926a

HOLY Spirit Primary School City Beach students will put their feet first and journey towards a healthier future on May 17 by taking part in National Walk Safely to School Day.

The annual event, which is in its 20th year, raises awareness about the long term benefits of walking to their physical and mental health as well as cognitive and academic performance.

Student and Green Team member Charlotte Nutt (Year 6) said students were encouraged to walk or ride to school in Term One, in the lead up to the annual event.

“The Green Team encouraged people to dress their bike up and walk or ride to school,” Charlotte said.

“Teachers chose the best dressed up bikes and prizes were given – we were also served breakfast.”

Principal Steve Versteegen said there was a big uptake of student participation in the national day each year.

“A lot of students take part every year and we always have a breakfast afterwards – it’s a really lovely way to start the day,” he said.

“Kids even come from afar and parents park 1km away and walk to school – it’s adaptable.”

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