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Walk to School 2017

Local primary schools and their students are encouraged to participate in Walk to School 2017. The program encourages children to walk or cycle to school as often as possible throughout October.

How schools can participate

To register for Walk to School month, read the guide and return the registration form available through schools by Thursday 10 August 2017.

Walk to School Guide 2017  (pdf, 2MB)  

Registered schools will receive:

  • Walk to School Guide containing easy and low-cost events and activities to engage students.
  • Walk to School promotion materials from VicHealth and Council, i.e. posters, signage, newsletter articles, stickers and student incentives.
  • A $200 contribution towards the school’s two Walk to School activities.
  • Bag tag prizes that will be based on the winning design from the Walk to School Bag Tag It! Competition.

Walk to School – Bag Tag It! Competition 2017

Council held a bag tag design competition during August 2017 before the Walk to School program commenced in October. The competition gave students the opportunity to design the bag tag that would be handed out to students at participating Walk to School schools. 

View the winners and some of the entries in the slideshow below.

Crazy Sock Day

To launch Walk to School month, registered schools are encouraged to host a Crazy Sock Day early in the school term.

The day involves students, parents, teachers and principals wearing ‘crazy’ socks or tights for the day to make a colourful impact as they walk, ride or scoot to and from school. It is an easy, fun and interactive way to raise awareness of Walk to School within the student community.

We look forward to seeing lots of crazy socks on the legs of student in the streets and school yards.

Crazy Sock Day Poster  (pdf, 2MB)

Further information

For further information see VicHealth’s Walk to School website or contact Council’s Transport and Sustainability Planner, Michael Blowfield, on 9298 4452 or michael.blowfield@maroondah.vic.gov.au

21/07/2017
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