Wodonga students will be encouraged to get to school under their own steam this month.
Wodonga Council is working with primary schools to co-ordinate activities during VicHealth’s Walk to School, which continues until November 2.
The campaign promotes healthy habits and meeting the 60 minutes of exercise recommended each day for children.
Wodonga mayor Anna Speedie said exercise like walking or riding bikes or scooters was fantastic for children’s health.
“Students who take part in Walk to School can not only increase their daily physical activity, but also get to spend more quality time with their parents, siblings and friends,” she said.
“It also reduces the associated environmental impacts.”
Walk to School activities will include healthy breakfasts, group walks, safety workshops and raffle prizes, with all participating schools to receive certificates for student achievements.
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