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Physical Activity Foundation

Winter Walk to School Week

It may be chilly outside but don’t let the cold weather stop you from walking or wheeling your way to school in Winter Walk to School Week 10-14 August 2020.

Children need 60 minutes of physical activity every day. Riding or walking to school is an easy way to ensure you are getting the recommended activity every day. Children who ride or walk to school are also more likely to arrive at school alert and ready to learn.

What is Winter Walk to School Week?

A week to celebrate walking, riding, scooting, or skating to school even in the colder months of winter.

When is Winter Walk to School Week?

Monday 10 – Friday 14 August. Schools can choose to celebrate on one day or all week long.

For Students

Download a copy of your Winter Walk to School Week passport here.

Walk to school at least once in Winter Walk to School Week and get a sticker from your school on your student passport.

Upload a picture of your passport using this form below or to our social media pages @PhysicalActivityFoundation using the hashtag #WinterWalktoSchoolWeek to win 1 of 10 Garmin Vivofit Jr. 2

For Schools

Ideas to Promote Winter Walk to School Week at Your School

  • Special meet up points with parents and teachers so groups can walk or ride together
  • Breakfast or fresh fruit for students on arrival, try working with your P&C to organise something
  • Coffee vans for parents and teachers at the school or meet up points
  • A special assembly to reward those who used active travel during the week or those who regularly use active travel to get to school
  • A school walking relay
  • Dress up competition or a wear your ‘craziest beanie’ day

How do I get my school involved?

Register your school details and tell how you are planning to get involved in Winter Walk to School Week. All registrations received by 31 July will receive a resource package including posters and stickers.

Resources

Check out all the resources available to download and print to promote Winter Walk to School Week at your school.

Share your Involvement

Don’t forget to take photos/videos of the celebrations on the day and share it on social media using the hashtag #WinterWalktoSchoolWeek. Or email us your photos –  info@paf.org.au.

What to Remember

When deciding how you participate, please ensure you are maintaining appropriate physical distancing protocols. Current government restrictions can be found here.

If you have any questions, please email info@paf.org.au.