Parent Network would like to invite Woodend families to take part in the Kay-A-Day Challenge, designed to encourage kids to walk or run just one kilometre a day for 21 days – the distance of a half marathon!In Australia 9 out of 10 young people don’t get enough exercise each day, which isn’t great because physical activity is really important for overall health, and reduces the risk of developing certain diseases later in life – including bowel cancer.

Kay-A-Day gives people an easy way to start improving their general fitness. Friends and family can get involved too by sponsoring for every kay completed.

It’s easy to join: click here to set up a profile for each child who would like to join (or if you would rather, you can just set up one profile for your family as a whole!) There are fun avatars to choose from and you can choose a nickname for your child (or family).

All students who participate will receive Kay-A-Day shoelaces, along with a punch card and a lanyard to record their progress. We will deliver these to your child’s classroom, so please let us know the name and room number of your child(ren) – by emailing
To find out more about Kay-A-Day click here: see the Woodend Kay-A-Day profile or to donate click here Note:   This challenge is organized by the Parent Network; our aim is to support and promote health and fitness for school families. It is completely voluntary to join the Kay-A-Day Challenge, and students will not be walking/running  for this challenge during lesson time.  Why not walk  to school or walk as a family each afternoon? Break up your ‘kay’ throughout the day if you’d like, and if you have to miss a day, simply make it up by adding on an extra kay another day…this is meant to be fun, not stressful! There is no obligation to raise funds or sponsorship for participation – any funds that you do choose to raise go towards raising awareness about the prevention of bowel cancer.

Kay-A-Day is an initiative of The Jodi Lee Foundation; they would like parents to know that bowel cancer is the second most common cause of cancer-related death in Australia, but it can be prevented if you are proactive about your health and screen regularly. For more information go to: