Lockwood South Primary crowned City's 2018 Walk to School champions

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Lockwood South Primary School was crowned the 2018 City of Greater Bendigo Walk to School Champions today for having the highest participation rate in the initiative for all schools throughout the region.

In addition to winning the 2018 trophy, Lockwood South Primary School student Lewis Pepper also received a $50 Bendigo Bank account voucher for his individual efforts throughout VicHealth’s Walk to School program.

Lockwood South Primary School Principal, Adam Torney said a consistent approach from their students and their families was the key to their success with the program.

“Our students participated in Walk to School on a regular basis by walking around our school oval before and after school every day.  It was great to see both the students and their families really getting involved,” Mr Torney said.

Greater Bendigo Mayor Cr Margaret O’Rourke who presented the winner’s trophy at the school this morning said she was impressed with the efforts of all of the participating schools to instil healthy habits and help children to get the recommended 60 minutes of physical activity every day.

“We hope that programs like this encourage them to continue to participate in active travel on a regular basis,” Cr O’Rourke said.

“It was really encouraging to see 76% of our local primary schools involved throughout Walk to School month.”

Walk to School is a VicHealth funded program that has been running for 12 years with the aim to help Victorian kids increase their daily physical activity and improve their health.

 

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