HRCC supporting Walk to School Month

Published on 03 October 2019

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Horsham Rural City Council will join VicHealth in its mission to get kids walking, riding and scooting to school as part of the health promotion foundation’s annual Walk to School program.

Every October, Walk to School encourages families to get active on the trip to and from school to help kids build healthy habits for life.

This year, as part of Walk to School, a partnership between, Horsham Rural City Council, Wimmera Health Care Group and Horsham’s primary schools will bring Bicycle Network’s Active Paths to Horsham.

Active Paths is a program of student engagement and the use of coloured footpath decals. About 100 schools in Victoria have already used the decals and are encouraging students to walk at least part of the way to school.

The decals will be placed at 50m increments away from each of the schools and students, parents and our wider community are encouraged to walk and be active.

Mayor Mark Radford said VicHealth’s Walk to School program was a free, easy and fun way for kids to get active and build healthy habits for life.

“Council is delighted to support Walk to School in to encourage more kids to be active on the way to and from school,” Cr Radford said.

“Our kids are healthier and happier when they’re active every day, and walking to school is a great way to get their activity in.

“We want to make walking to school easy and attractive for families. It’s wonderful to see all the primary schools within Horsham Rural City Council participating,” he said.