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All the right moves

Friday, 13th March, 2015

Broken Hill High School Year Nine Aboriginal Captain Marlene Hunter and Year 10 Captain Rhys Whitfield are walking to school today for the exercise and to help the Flying Doctor. PICTURE: Erica Visser Broken Hill High School Year Nine Aboriginal Captain Marlene Hunter and Year 10 Captain Rhys Whitfield are walking to school today for the exercise and to help the Flying Doctor. PICTURE: Erica Visser

We all know how important exercise is for our health and Broken Hill High School staff and students are riding and walking to school together to prove it.

Today is National Ride2School Day to encourage students and their families to ride their bikes, scooters or walk more often.

The school is meeting members of the wider community in Sturt Park at 7.30am where bacon and egg rolls will be available for sale.

Students will also have money buckets to collect donations which will go to the local Royal Flying Doctor Service base.

SRC co-ordinator and teacher, Erin Connors, said this was the first time the school had held a wider event in recognition of the day.

“Our focus this year is trying to get the community involved to promote a healthy and active lifestyle,” Ms Connors said.

“Obesity is becoming such an issue in this country and it’s particularly bad in rural towns.

“We are meeting at the park and I will be walking the kids to school via Cobalt Street. Anyone is welcome to walk with us, including family members.”

The school has the support of Mission Australia and the Salvation Army which will also take part.

Breakfast will be sold in Sturt Park from 7.30am to 8.15am.

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