• Hannah Phillips

Vic Kids Step into Health with Walk to School Program

Victorian kids and families are being encouraged to get active this October by taking part in VicHealth’s Walk to School program.

Courtney had the story on the Brekkie Flow.

In Flow's Colac shire region, the local council is working with primary schools to deliver a range of activities encouraging more families to walk, ride or scoot to school, using a $10,000 grant from VicHealth. Recreation Officer Lisa Loughnane 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. “Colac Otway Shire Council is delighted to once again be part of this important initiative, which runs from 9 October to 3 November,” Ms Loughnane said. “This year Council will install bright pavement decals around school routes to improve walkability and deliver safety messages to young children, as well as delivering lucky dips to participating schools and running a colouring and creative drawing competition with some great prizes on offer. “We are excited to have 12 local primary schools involved this year and we’d love to see more families walking, scooting or riding in the shire to help local kids get active and build healthy habits, confidence and friendships.” To find out more about your local Walk to School activities, visit walktoschool.vic.gov.au.

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