Walk To School 2019

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Time to get colouring!

Today’s (Monday 30/9) copy of the Colac Herald ‘Kid’s Corner’ features a Walk to School colouring competition, make sure you enter to have the chance to win some great prizes!

Participating in Walk to School gives parents and carers a great opportunity to teach kids about road safety and stranger danger. It’s also a fantastic way to build confidence when it comes to walking by themselves. 

Keep a look out before stepping out! Stop, look, listen, cross. 

STOP – stop on the footpath before making a move.

LOOK – scan your surroundings from left to right and make sure there are no cars around. If there is a car nearby, make sure to wait until it comes to a complete stop before crossing. 

LISTEN – make sure you listen out for any cars that may be approaching. Even if you cannot always see a car, you can be extra sure by listening for them. Don’t forget to take your earphones out whenever you are walking! 

CROSS – when you have made sure it is safe to do so, you can safely walk across to the other side of the road. 

Following these four steps can teach kids proper road safety and awareness. 

 

Get ready to join thousands of Victorian families this October for Walk To School 2019! 

Helping our kids to get active is so important for their health and wellbeing – which is why it’s great to get more local kids walking, riding or scooting to and from school!

VicHealth are offering opportunities for schools to be in the running for a chance to win a visit to your school from a footy legend.

For some great ideas and activities visit WalkToSchool on Facebook.

Start decorating your shoes, bikes and scooters ready for the first week of Walk to School.

Colac Otway Shire Council is running a colouring competition with a chance to win some great prizes.

Thanks to the generosity of our sponsors there are bikes, scooters, family passes and vouchers to be won.

See Monday, 30 September’s issue of the Colac Herald’s Kids Corner to enter.