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Walk to School 2019

We joined VicHealth in its mission to get kids active by walking, riding and scooting to school as part of the Health Promotion Foundation’s annual Walk to School program.

More than 7,500 Glen Eira primary school students from 15 schools embraced Walk to School 2019, achieving more than 50,000 walks, rides or scoots to - or from - school during October.

Glen Huntly Primary School has been named Council’s inaugural Active Schools Champion for 2019 after achieving the highest walking rate of all participating schools. The school reached an average walking rate of 13.6 walks per student throughout the month October.

There were many tales of excitement among students, with bike sheds full and  students thinking about new ways of getting active.

Congratulations to all participating primary schools, students and their families for embracing Walk to School in 2019 and achieving healthier, active and sustainable school communities during October.

We couldn’t have achieved such a great result without you.

Health and well-being aside, walking to school has benefits, including:

  • reducing congestion
  • saving on parking
  • helping individuals connect with family and friends
  • saving the environment.

Walk to School 2019 — competition winners

All students who submitted a completed walking ticket during Walk to School 2019 were entered into the draw to win a Fitbit Ace (one per school). Here are the lucky – and well-deserved -winners:

  • Carnegie Primary School – Tiana Herman
  • Caulfield Junior College – Adele Forbes
  • Caulfield South Primary School – Maria Ivanoff
  • Coatesville Primary School – Noor Farhan
  • East Bentleigh Primary School – Eshanvi Kumar
  • Glen Huntly Primary School – Isaac Chachashvilli
  • McKinnon Primary School – Helena Argyropoulos
  • Murrumbeena Primary School – Oliver Milus
  • Ormond Primary School – Waylen Ye
  • Ripponlea Primary School – Rio Keane
  • St Anthony’s Primary School – Banjo Goudie
  • St Kevin’s Primary School – Rafael Nselel
  • St Peter’s Catholic Primary School – Archie Flegeltaub
  • Valkstone Primary School – Lior Abramov

We look forward to building on these achievements in 2020.