Freeling Primary students get active

WE DID IT: Freeling Primary School students pleased with their efforts during the Walk Safely to School initiative

WE DID IT: Freeling Primary School students pleased with their efforts during the Walk Safely to School initiative

A chatty and energetic entourage of teachers and students with their parents and younger siblings walked their way from Freeling post office corner to the town’s primary school today.

The movement was held in recognition of the National Walk Safely to School campaign which focuses on the fight again childhood obesity.

The school has also introduced two school bus pop-ups where students took turns travelling in.

According to teacher Heidi Markwich, although the morning was cooler than the previous years, “it was a great turnout”.

She explained how the school has held the loop walk for several years which begins at the town’s post office and then follows the block around to the school.

“Walking to school not only helps creating healthy habits, it also helps to develop vital road-crossing skills and awareness,” she said.

Students, including Alex Warner, Nicholas Harris, Maggie Shanahan and Shannon Key, were among the group who decided to be involved.

For Shannon it was her first time while the other students have walked since starting school.

Maggie said it was a chance to be reminded about the important safety issues of stop, look, listen and think when out near the road.

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