Fitness and fun in 2017 Walk to School program

Thursday, 28 September 2017

As part of VicHealth’s 2017 Walk to School program, Council is hosting breakfast for all three primary schools in the Borough of Queenscliffe on Friday 20 October.

For the breakfast event, students are encouraged to get creative and walk, ride or scoot to school dressed as their favourite sporting hero, or decorate their shoes, bikes and scooters.

Borough of Queenscliffe Mayor, Councillor Tony Francis, said VicHealth’s Walk to School program is a free, easy and fun way for kids to get active and learn healthy habits for life.

“Council is delighted to be part of this important initiative. Our successful grant application has provided local school children with improved footpaths for safe travel and funded our healthy breakfast event,” said Cr Francis. “We love to see families walking, scooting or riding to school to help local kids get active and build healthy habits, confidence and friendships.”

The three primary schools will receive certificates for their participation in Walk to School to celebrate their students’ achievements, and will be in the running for a series of prizes provided by VicHealth.