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Walk to School

Greater Shepparton children and families are encouraged to get active with the beginning of the school year by taking part in VicHealth’s Walk to School Program.

Walk to School is an initiative of VicHealth that aims to encourage primary-school students across Victoria to walk, ride or scoot to and from school as often as possible.

Greater Shepparton City Council supports Walk to School, helping primary school children to achieve the recommended 60 minutes of physical activity, by supporting them and their families to establish active routines and active travel behaviours.

Council is working with local primary schools to encourage more families to walk, ride or scoot to school by placing animal footprints and distance markers (1km and 500m) around 12 local primary schools in Shepparton and small towns to encourage students and their family and friends to walk to school.

Safe walking maps have been created for the 12 local primary schools in Greater Shepparton, along with a worksheet that children and families can complete to discover what animals have been walking around their neighbourhood.

For those that can’t walk all the way, try parking the car a few blocks from school at the 1km or 500m distance marker and walk, ride or scoot the rest.

VicHealth highlights the benefits of walking for children, such as improving fitness, friendships, their confidence and the environment.

Walk to School is a free, easy and fun way for children to get active and start a habit that will put them on the path to good health for the rest of their lives.

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Safe Walking Maps

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