Walk to School is an annual event which has been funded by VicHealth since 2006.
What’s Walk to School?
Walk to School is an annual, high profile community event that encourages primary-school students across Victoria to walk, ride or scoot to and from school as often as possible during the month of October.
The Walk to School campaign encourages regular physical activity in Victorian primary-school children by supporting them and their families to establish active routines, and by helping primary schools, local councils and communities to integrate active travel behaviours into their local settings.
Walking, riding or scooting to and from school can help children to achieve the recommended 60 minutes of moderate to vigorous activity each day, and adopt physical activity habits for life. It can also help to reduce traffic congestion, parking difficulties and the associated environmental impacts.
VicHealth works with various organisations to increase children’s participation in physical activity through developing walk to school programs and funding Victoria Walks. We are committed to building upon these strong foundations to deliver an even more successful Walk to School campaign in 2016.
Participating in Walk to School is a great way to build and encourage this healthy and cost-effective activity. We want to encourage all Victorian primary-school children and their families to participate in Walk to School 2016.