In 2019 we’d love every council in the state to get involved, so we’ve made it even easier for you to participate and demonstrate your council’s commitment to getting more Victorian children active.
Changes from last year’s Walk to School program include:
- No lengthy application process! To be part of Walk to School 2019, all we need is some details about your council and a completed project plan.
- More money! We’ve increased the amount of funding we’re providing to participating councils from $10,000 in 2018 to $15,000 in 2019, to help you build on your existing support networks with schools, and help cover any additional costs you may have.
- Walk to School information resources are easier to order.You can place orders forpromotional materials (calendars, stickers etc) directly through our mailhouse. You will need to download and print some materials yourself.
Less data collection for councils. Councils no longer need to submit full participation data from all their local schools for VicHealth. We’ll only ask you to record how many local schools participated in the program. However, we still encourage you to promote the use of the classroom calendar to encourage involvement and help schools celebrate participation as it’s proven to be an effective way to encourage kids to walk, ride and scoot to school.