Walk to school joy for students

Floreat Park Primary School students Matteo Murphy, Miliana Murphy, Davydd Stagoll and Rosie McGurk took part in the recent Walk to School Day event. Picture: Marcus Whisson d401627
Floreat Park Primary School students Matteo Murphy, Miliana Murphy, Davydd Stagoll and Rosie McGurk took part in the recent Walk to School Day event. Picture: Marcus Whisson d401627

Deputy principal Rod Cohen said every day about three quarters of students arrived at the school by car but on Walk to School Day those numbers were reversed with up to 80 per cent of children taking part in the event.

Mr Cohen said safety was essential to ensuring more students could walk to school every day such as hiring a full-time pedestrian crossing guard for the busy roads nearby.

‘If we’re confident it’s safe we’ll encourage kids to do this on a regular basis,’ he said.

Year 6 student Matteo Murphy (11) walked to school with his younger brother and sister on the day and said while he normally rode to school, he did enjoy the walk.

The Town of Cambridge provided the school with a $200 grant to take part in the day, which provided every participating student with a juice box.