Territory Stories

Newsletter

Details:

Title

Newsletter

Other title

Wanguri Primary School

Collection

Wanguri Weekly newsletter; Wanguri Weekly; E-Journals; PublicationNT

Date

2007-04-18

Description

This publication contains may contain links to external sites. These external sites may no longer be active.; Made available via the Publications (Legal Deposit) Act 2004 (NT).

Language

English

Subject

Wanguri Primary School (N.T.) -- Periodicals; Wanguri (N.T.) -- Periodicals; Primary schools -- Northern Territory -- Wanguri -- Periodicals; Education, Primary -- Northern Territory -- Wanguri -- Periodicals

Publisher name

Wanguri Primary School

Place of publication

Wanguri

Volume

term 2 week 1

Copyright owner

Check within Publication or with content Publisher.

Parent handle

https://hdl.handle.net/10070/212781

Citation address

https://hdl.handle.net/10070/715968

Page content

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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