This Friday children across the Eyre Peninsula are being encouraged to walk to school as they work towards a healthier future and participate in National Walk Safely to School Day.
The annual event aims to raise awareness of the health, road safety, transport and environmental benefits that regular walking can provide for the long-term well-being of children.
The day also encourages primary school-aged children to build walking into their daily routine, by walking to and from school, not just on Friday 14 May, but every day.
Harold Scruby, Chairman and CEO of the Pedestrian Council of Australia said that physical inactivity is a major risk factor for so many chronic diseases that can affect our kids at different stages of their life, including mental illness, heart disease, diabetes and cancer
National Walk Safely to School Day is FREE for anyone to participate.
Visit www.walk.com.au for more information about how to get involved.
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