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Walking towards a healthy lifestyle

Friday, 20th May, 2011

ENJOY THE WALK: Local mum Andrea Robinson will be walking her daughters Jordan, 9, and Zahlee, 5, to school this morning. ENJOY THE WALK: Local mum Andrea Robinson will be walking her daughters Jordan, 9, and Zahlee, 5, to school this morning.

Local school students are being encouraged to abandon the usual car ride to school and walk today for National Walk Safely to School Day.

It is that time of year again when primary school children make the important step towards a healthier childhood.

Now in its 12th year, the day promotes the message, 'Active Kids are Healthy Kids'.

It encourages parents, carers and children to make walking to and from school part of their daily routine because children need at least an hour of exercise per day.

Parents are also being asked to walk more to cut vehicle congestion around schools and reduce carbon emissions from idling cars.

North Public School will hand out stickers to their students who walk to school, Broken Hill Public School has promoted the day through its school newsletter, and Railwaytown Public School has posters in the classrooms and will also give stickers to walking students.

(For more information visit www.walk.com.au)

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