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Strathbogie Shire kids hit stride with Walk to School

Tuesday, 26 February, 2019

Strathbogie Shire kids have shown getting to school is a walk in the park, with more than 350 local students walking, riding and scooting an impressive 7068 kilometres as part of VicHealth’s Walk to School program.

The students were among the thousands of Victorian students, who collectively walked, rode and scooted more than 1.7 million kilometres – the equivalent of over 41,000 marathons –in last Term’s program.

VicHealth recently released the results of its annual program, with four schools taking out the top prize for the highest participation across the state.

Peranbin Primary College in Strathbogie took out the second prize for highest participation rate in the North Eastern Region, second to Edi Upper Primary School, with an impressive 100% of students walking, riding and scooting to school every day.

The runners up prize awarded to the Strathbogie School consisted of 1 x AFL Player recorded video message and Sherrin footballs for classroom activities.

Peranbin Primary School in Violet Town also had the whole school participate. Euroa Primary School had a fantastic participation rate of 93.33%, St Johns Euroa with 74.87% and Avenel Primary School also getting students to actively get to school.

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