Students are Encouraged to Walk and Wheel to School this June
May 24, 2016
The Healthy Kids Community Challenge wants kids to walk and wheel to school this June. Throughout the month, there will be competitions and programs to encourage students to choose a form of active transportation, such as walking or biking to get to school. Kids who walk or bike to school are more likely to get the recommended amount of physical activity, have higher levels of physical activity throughout the day, and arrive at school more ready to learn.
Walk and Wheel to School Challenge
During the week of June 6 to 10 students and staff from participating schools will try to walk, bike or scoot to school as many days as they can. Each school will keep track of their kilometers to see how far they travelled in a week.
Schools can register for the challenge at www.sudburyfamilies.ca/healthykids/challenges.
All participating schools will receive parent handouts and prize packs which include scooters, gift cards, bike locks and more. All schools will be recognized for their effort and the schools with the highest rates of participation will be featured on the Healthy Kids website.
For more information about the Walk and Wheel Challenge, please contact Kate Barber at 705-674-4455 ext 4313 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Walking School Bus
From June 1 to 30 three schools in the City of Greater Sudbury have been selected to take part in the walking school bus pilot project. The schools that have been selected for 2016 are Lansdowne Public School, L’Ecole Publique Foyer-Jeunesse and L’Ecole Notre-Dame-de-la-Merci.
Registered students will be picked up by adult leaders at designated “bus stops” and walk along the chosen route to school. At the end of the day, adult leaders will walk with students back to their drop-off locations along the route.
Parents will receive a detailed map of the route with pick up and drop off times for each stop.
All registered students will be entered into a draw for prizes that include a new scooter, bike bell and gift certificate to Sport Check.
For more information about the Walking School Bus, please contact Jennifer Babin-Fenske at 705-674-4455 ext 3498 or Jennifer.email@example.com.
The Healthy Kids Community Challenge is a key part of Ontario's Healthy Kids Strategy, a cross-government initiative launched to promote children's health focusing on: healthy start, healthy food, and healthy active communities.