09 Jul, 2018 Last updated: 19 Mar, 2019

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! 

In 2018, 147,000 kids across Victoria took part in the annual event, walking an impressive 1.7 million kilometres - the equivalent on walking to the moon and back twice, or walking around the coastline of Australia nearly 70 times.

We want to encourage all Victorian primary school kids and their families to get involved with Walk to School 2019 by visiting the Walk to School website.

 

The Walk to School winners, runners-up and new school for each region in 2018 are:

North Western

South Western

Winner:

Leitchville PS

Winner:

Balliang East PS

Runner up:

Kerang Christian College

Runner up:

Coimadai PS

First time:

Preston PS

First time:

Chilwell PS

North Eastern

South Eastern

Winner:

Edi Upper PS

Winner:

Darnum PS

Runner up:

Peranbin Primary College (Strathbogie)

Runner up:

Nambrok Denison PS

First time:

Eastern Ranges School

First time:

St Gerard’s PS

  

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 2019.

Walk to School logo

It’s easy to get involved!

Getting active is even more fun when we do it together!

 

 

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