Walk the way to start the day

KING Island students have joined their counterparts across the country in the annual National Walk Safely to School Day.

The event has marked its 23rd year. It is a community initiative that aims to raise awareness of the health, road safety, transport and environmental benefits that regular walking, especially to and from school, can provide for children’s long-term well-being.

The day also encourages parents and carers to walk regularly with their children either all or part of the way. Walking or riding to school is one of the easiest ways to exercise, reduce congestion around school car parks, reduce car dependency and commute safely.

King Island District High School principal Denise Bryant said students and staff across the school walked from Currie Harbour back to school. “It was a great way to start our school day,” Ms Bryant said. KIDHS students across the year levels walked from Currie Harbour back to school.

%d bloggers like this: