As part of Woodend’s Way2Go partnership we are participating in a Way2Go Walktober Challenge from Monday 14 October – Thursday 31 October 2019.
Why participate in Way2Go Walktober?
- More walking = more fun = less cars = safer children
- Active travel to school is good for growing brains, bones, muscles and imaginations
- Children arrive at school wide awake and ready to learn
- It ticks off some of the recommended 60 minutes of daily physical activity for children
- It helps parents, carers and grandparents get daily exercise and chat and connect with their children
Way2Go Walktober Competition
As part of Way2Go Walktober we are running a schoolwide House Challenge – we have prizes for both the winning house AND the class with the most overall participation. Simply walk/ride/scoot during Oct 14-31 and record it in your classroom!
Way2Go Walktober tips:
Way2Go Walktober is a chance to practice new habits. Walk/ride/scoot school with your children – just once a week will make a difference!
- try once a week and build up
- take turns to walk with other families or to supervise each other’s children
- save time in the morning by doing some things the night before, e.g. pumping tyres and packing lunch.
- Too far to walk the whole way? Park nearby and walk part of the way.
- Unable to walk/ride to or from school – go for a walk in the evening or on the weekend instead – all walks/rides will count for house/class points
Have a look at the attached map to plan your walking/riding route or to pick a location to park & walk.
Students can pick up a Way2Go walking booklet from the office if they wish to track their progress at home. (All walks will also be tracked in the classroom.)
For tips to plan a safe walk to school & things that parents can do to tell whether their child is ready for independent travel visit www.dpti.sa.gov.au/families/home
Watch Jess Trengove, Olympic marathon runner for tips on teaching safe traffic behaviour https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zHBkJylrEsk