Ride2School Success

A large number of students rode bikes and scooted their way to school for national Ride2school Day last Friday. On arrival they were given an egg and bacon muffin and juice to get the off to a good start to the day.

With physical inactivity levels on the rise, National Ride2School Day provides a reminder to school communities to ditch the car and embrace a healthier start to the day.

In the 1970’s, eighty per cent of students rode or walked to school, but that figure has dropped to just twenty per cent today. Reversing this trend will go a long way to helping students get the recommended amount of daily exercise they need to stay on top of their game.

National Ride2School Day is also a reminder for drivers to slow down and take extra care around schools.

By making sure the roads around our schools are safe, we can better encourage students to opt out of a car ride to school and get some fresh air instead.

The Victorian Government has set ambitious targets to improve the health of Victorian students. This includes achieving a 20 per cent increase in the number of students taking part in physical activity five times a week by 2025.

It’s all part of the Victorian Government’s drive to meet the Education State target of increasing the proportion of students taking part in physical activity five times a week.

By encouraging students to ride or walk to school we can increase the proportion of kids staying active and make students happier, healthier and more resilient.

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