Department of Health & Human Services
Premiers Active April
Bicycle Network’s Ride2School program supports thousands of schools across Australia to develop a healthy, active travel culture.
Over the past 40 years the number of children who are physically active everyday has significantly dropped. Today, levels of physical activity are at an all time low. In the 1970s, eight out of ten students rode or walked to school. Today, that number has dropped to just two out of ten.
This year, Premier’s Active April has teamed up with Bicycle Network to encourage families to get out and get active before school. By participating in Bicycle Network’s annual Ride2School Day, Friday March 17, and registering for Active April before midnight, Friday March 31 you could win a Good2Go Bike Ed training course and Tennis Pack for your school. Just make sure you select your school from the dropdown menu during registration!
The more people who register, the higher the chance your school has to win. Help your kids stay active and invite their friends, classmates, teachers and parents to get involved and organise a group ride to school today.
By riding and walking to school, students contribute to their minimum physical activity level of 60 minutes per day. Research shows that students who ride and walk as part of their journey to school are more focused and ready to learn when compared with those who are driven.
Good luck and happy cycling!
Last updated: March 14, 2017 at: 9:27 am
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