Helping Stonnington families walk to school this October

Press Release | 2 October 2017

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

The City of Stonnington will work with local primary schools to deliver a range of activities encouraging more families to walk, ride or scoot to school this October, thanks to a $10,000 grant from VicHealth.

The City of Stonnington Mayor, Cr Jami Klisaris, said “Stonnington is delighted to be part of this important initiative that provides local families with healthy breakfasts, morning and afternoon teas. There’s also sporting competitions along with schools being able to organise park and walk events, develop walking maps and so much more.”

Last year 10 local schools participated in this great VicHealth initiative, and Stonnington encourages more primary schools to become involved this year to make Walk to School bigger and better.

“We would love to see more families walking, scooting or riding in Stonnington to help local kids be active and build healthy habits, confidence and friendships,” added Mayor Klisaris.

Local schools that participate in Walk to School will receive prizes, vouchers and certificates to celebrate their students’ achievements. They will also be in the running for a series of prizes provided by VicHealth.

The state-wide program encourages primary school kids to walk, ride or scoot to and from school throughout the month and helps build healthy habits for life.

Stonnington schools can contact kdyke@stonnington.vic.gov.au or call 0409 563 888.

For more information, visit walktoschool.vic.gov.au