Walk to School is a fun and easy way for Victorian primary school kids to build healthy habits for life.
About Walk to School
Every October, VicHealth’s Walk to School encourages Victorian primary school kids to walk, ride or scoot to and from school. It’s a great way to help students learn healthy habits and achieve the recommended 60 minutes of physical activity, every day. It also encourages primary schools, local councils and communities to make active travel easy, safe and accessible.
Along with the health benefits, walking to school has benefits for the whole community. It reduces traffic congestion, saves on parking, helps us connect with family and friends and even saves the environment!
Last year, 759 primary schools across Victoria took part in Walk to School, with 140,303 primary school kids walking more than 1.6 million kilometres during October, the equivalent of walking two return trips to the moon.
We want to encourage all Victorian primary school kids and their families to get involved with Walk to School 2018 by visiting the Walk to School website.
Working with local communities
VicHealth works with various organisations to increase kids’ participation in physical activity. Through the Walk to School program, we are committed to building upon these strong relationships and to make active travel easy, safe and accessible.
Every year, local councils around Victoria support their local schools to participate in Walk to School. It’s a great way to get students’ and their families more active when travelling to and from school. VicHealth recognises councils have an important role to play in the Walk to School program and by receiving a grant, councils can help more Victorian children get active and build healthy habits for life. To learn about the Walk to School LGA Partnership, please visit our Walk to School funding page.
We are committed to building upon these strong foundations to deliver an even more successful Walk to School program in 2018.
It’s easy to get involved!
Getting active is even more fun when we do it together!
- Visit the Walk to School website to find out more and to register
- Keep up-to-date by liking our Facebook page and by following us on Twitter
- Use the #walktoschool to share your active travel stories