Walk to School
Walk Safely to School Day
  • Last updated:
  • 25 May 2017

Put a spring in your step on Friday May 19 2017, for National Walk Safely to School Day. Join thousands of students across Australia and walk, scooter or skate to school.

Healthy and active kids live and learn better so Council is encouraging all families in the region to kick start their day and put their best foot forward.

Competition extended

Sadly some schools were unable to participate in their planned activities on the day as the weather closed in on them. To ensure that all participants are recognised for embracing National Walk Safely to School Day, council is pleased to announce it has extended the competition closing date to 5pm Friday 26 May 2017.

Register your kids before 26 May 2017 to go into the prize draw to win 1 of 10 children’s scooters or 1 of 10 children’s skateboards. Minor prizes up for grabs too.* Students participating in any National Walk Safely to School Day event up to and including Friday 26 May 2017 can enter. 

Please note: Some schools will host a Walk to School Day event on another day between May 15 and 19. Students participating in any, or all, of these walks throughout the week will be eligible to register.

If driving to school is your only option, you can still participate. Simply park the car at least a kilometre away and walk the rest together.

Safety tips

  • children younger than 10 should always hold an adult’s hand when crossing the road.
  • drivers should always be alert and considerate when in a school zone.
  • if you are driving near schools on Walk Safely to School Day, or any other, please take extra care and slowdown in school zones.

* Registration is open to students with the Sunshine Coast Council local government area. One registration per child.


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