Walk to School
Walk Safely to School Day
  • Last updated:
  • 24 Nov 2016

On Friday 20 May 2016, 1,523 sunshine coast students walked, scooted or skated to school for National Walk Safely to School Day, an initiative of the Pedestrian Council of Australia. 

Sunshine Coast students from 51 schools walked 2,700km on the day, and 324 of these students were walking to school for the very first time. Congratulations to everyone that participated.

Students within the Sunshine Coast Council region who participated were eligible to enter a prize draw to win one of 10 scooters or one of 10 skateboards, plus other minor prizes. Prize winners are:

Name School
A. Blair Peregian Springs State School
A. Doyle Peregian Springs State School
A. Mandler Buddina State School
A. Tuffnell Brightwater State School
B. Wischusen Mountain Creek State High School
C. Ede Currimundi State School
C. Smith Golden Beach State School
D. Bertwistle Coolum State School
D. Brooks Currimundi State School
G. Postan Mooloolaba State School
G. Sherratt Talara Primary College
H. Aarons Mooloolaba State School
K. Budd Bli Bli State School
K. Dodds Coolum State School
M. Marc Glenview State School
N. Stewart Yandina State School
P. Carter Pacific Lutheran College
S. Cran Talara Primary College
T. Swan Peregian Springs State School
X. Ivey Buddina State School

Walking regularly can improve your child’s health. It can help prevent chronic problems like obesity, heart disease, behavioural and mental health issues, and diabetes. It also helps reduce traffic and parking problems around schools, and teaches your child about road safety.

Remember: if driving to school is your only option, you can still walk to school by parking the car at least a kilometre away and then walking from there.

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 please take extra care.
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