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JOIN IN WALK SAFELY TO SCHOOL DAY ON FRIDAY, 4 MAY Children across the Northern Territory will be urged to walk to school on Walk Safely To School Day, held this year on Friday 4 May. This national, annual event sees many thousands of primary and junior primary school-aged children walking to and from school with their parents and carers and last nearly 8,000 schools across Australia took part. Packages of posters and stickers will be sent to every school in the State and parent clubs and teachers are invited to organise special events for the day, such as a healthy breakfast for every child who walks to school. Children who eat breakfast can get so much more out of the day and nutritionists suggest fresh fruit, a bottle of water or juice, cereal and milk, a fruit snack and a packet of sultanas. The objectives of the event are: To encourage parents and carers to walk to school with primary school age children and reinforce safe pedestrian behaviour. To promote the health benefits of walking and help to create regular walking habits at an early age. To ensure that children up to 10 years old hold an adult's hand when crossing the road. To help children develop the vital road-crossing skills they will need as they become mature pedestrians. To reduce the car dependency habits that are being created at an early age and which will be difficult to change as children become adults. To promote the use of public transport. To reduce the level of air pollution created by motor vehicles. To reduce the level of traffic congestion. Good habits start young and safe pedestrian behaviour, healthy exercise and eating are encouraged by health and fitness professionals. Walk Safely To School Day is organised by the Pedestrian Council of Australia, which is supported by the Australian Government, the National Hearth Foundation, the Cancer Council, Diabetes Australia and Beyond Blue. For further information visit : www.walk.com.au

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