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Healthy Moves is improving children’s health - step by step.
It is a community-wide approach to enhancing the social, economic and environmental health and well being of children that attend Warrnambool schools.
In response, this also has a positive impact on the parents, teachers and support staff at Warrnambool schools and, as such, the wider Warrnambool community.
It is a program unique to Victoria that has been enthusiastically embraced by the people of Warrnambool.
It is fun, educational and successful - up to 70 per cent of the city’s primary school population taking part in its specific activities. Check out each schools page on the toolbar.
Thanks to VicHealth and South West Credit October is walk to school month. Students are encouraged to walk, cycle or bus to school and tick thier Walk to School charts.
The school with the highest participation (the MOST TICKS) will win a FREE SUMMER FUN SESSION at Warrnambools' Aquazone pool.
COMPETITION- our second competition is due on 31 Oct.
Nominate a WONDERFUL WALKER/RIDER
In 50 words of less tell us about this person. They may be your friend, a parent or a teacher who is leading the way at your school when it comes to walking or cycling to school.
For example: Mr Thompson rides his bike from North Warrnambool every day. He always has a smile when he gets to school. He even rides in the rain!
Click here to enter.
Here are the wonderful entries for competition one. Our judges have awarded prizes to all entrants because the quality of their writing was so good!
Armelle Year 6
Warrnambool primary school
I walk to school every morning and afternoon and see a lot of new things and old things. I see plenty of cars I hope the number of cars go down soon. I also feel the cool air on my skin. I can sometimes hear people talking and the sound of cars .I see the road, clouds and trees. I enjoy walking to school and back each minute.
Lucy Year 4
I step away from a world of cars and trucks.
In the park I look up and see some low flying ducks.
The smell of freshias tickles my nose.
As the Lyndoch gardener sprays his hose.
I blow a dandelion and make a wish.
In the Hopkins a bird dives for a fish.
I hear a pelican taking off down at the river.
It feels so good I start to shiver
Kaitlyn Year One
St. Josephs Primary
On my way to school, I walk with my Mummy and Daddy. My trip to school is always fun and exciting, especially when we walk through the Gardens, to go to St. Josephs Primary School. My favourite things are, When I saw the black bats sleeping in the trees. I also saw them flying and heard them squeal, they were very loud. I like to walk over the bridge, and see the ducks in the water. I like to run around the trees and touch the leaves.I like to collect them and look at the different shapes.
I love to walk to school.
MERRIVALE PRIMARY SCHOOL
On the way to school I see birds in the sky. I hear my baby sister talking and she is very funny. I can feel the wind and I see the green grass, when I was walking. I can feel rain drops and sometimes it is really cold. I feel happy to see my friends and my teacher Miss Kenna. I love walking to school each day with my Mum, my twin sister and my baby sister. I love them. The End.
Merrivale Primary School
When I walk to school I feel raindrops if it is raining. I hear my twin sister talking to me. I see cars, flowers, other people walking to school, houses, grass, birds sitting on the wire and people riding bikes and scooters. When I walk to school I feel the concrete under my feet. I feel happy in the morning. I love school!!
Merrivale Primary School
When I walk to school I feel raindrops if it is raining. I hear my twin sister talking to me. I see cars, flowers, other people walking to school, houses, grass, birds sitting on the wire and people riding bikes and scooters. When I walk to school I feel the concrete under my feet. I feel happy in the morning. I love school
Remember Part Way is OK and always do the 4 when crossing a road. STOP LOOK LISTEN and THINK. It's good for YOU and good for the ENVIRONMENT
OCT 31 will be South West Credit Walk to School Day to finish off an awesome month. The school with the highest % not using thier car win a new bike!
VicWalks Smart Steps program is a fantastic collection of activities and resources to inspire more children, families and communities to walk.
Check out the new walking maps which include HEALTHY MOVES ROUTES TO SCHOOL.