It’s nearly that time of year again when primary school aged children from right around Australia will take those important steps towards a healthier childhood by participating in National Walk Safely to School Day.
Now in its 14th year, the Walk Safely to School Day initiative will be celebrated on Friday 24 May 2013. Walk Safely to School Day promotes the vitally important message: Active Kids are Healthy Kids.
The event encourages parents,carers and their children to build regular walking to and from school into their daily routine because children need a minimum of 60 minutes’ exercise per day.
It also encourages parents to drive less and walk more, aiming to decrease dangerous vehicle congestion around schools and reduce carbon emissions from idling cars.
This year the day has been launched with an exciting new interactive App that aims to help families building more walking into their everyday life. The free App has exciting features such as; being able to track your kilometres travelled to and from school, time spent walking and your average walking speed in a bid to make walking to school more fun and enjoyable for everyone involved.
All schools are encouraged to participate in the day and promote the App. To find out how, visit the website
WHAT : National Walk Safely to School Day
WHEN: Friday, 24 May 2013
WHERE: In all primary schools across Australia
WHY: To encourage children to lead a healthier,more active lifestyle by simply including a walk at the beginning and end of each day. The event also promotes reduced car-dependency, greater use of public transport, cleaner air, improved diets and road safety to primary school children throughout Australia
APP: Is FREE and available now for Apple and Android phones – download via
MORE INFO: Like the National Walk Safely to School Day page on Facebook