Jump on the walking school bus

By Cobram Courier

Cobram Anglican Grammar School students are ready to hit the footpath for Walk Safely to School Day on Friday.

The annual campaign encourages students — from Prep to Year 12 — parents and carers to walk to school while promoting road safety and healthy activity.

The school has set up two initiatives for the day due to a large number of students not living within walking distance of the school.

Students who live in town are invited to join a walking school bus at one of four locations, meeting with a staff member to walk to school. All walking buses will depart at 8.40am.

For students out of town, a second walking bus will be available to join at lunch time, with students walking along Campbell Rd to the Murray Valley Hwy and back, under the supervision of staff.

Junior school head Mary Swoffer said it was a campaign all schools should get behind as it promoted a positive message to young people.

‘‘It is an event which teaches children healthy lifestyle habits from a young age,’’ she said.

‘‘They learn that walking is a great form of exercise, it’s easy, it’s free and these habits tend to last a lifetime.

‘‘The event is a great example of the cross age activities readily available at Cobram Anglican Grammar School.

‘‘We have our Prep students walking alongside their Year 4 buddies and it is also an opportunity for our Year 11 and 12 students to get some well-deserved fresh air and a break from their studies.’’

Walking bus locations

●Cnr Cornish Rd and Scenic Drive

●Cnr Campbell Rd and Mookarii St

●Cnr Punt Rd and Gregory St

●Cnr Campbell Rd and Murray Valley Hwy