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Walk Safely to School Day

10/05/2019

On Friday 17 May 2019 school children across the City of Rockingham will be encouraged to start their day with a walk to school as part of the National Walk Safely to School Day event.

Now in its 20th year, National Walk Safely to School Day is an annual event that encourages students to walk and commute safely to school. It seeks to promote road safety, health, public transport and the environment.
 
In a bid to encourage as many schools as possible to take part in the event, the City is supporting a number of primary and secondary schools to host a healthy breakfast as part of their events.
 
City of Rockingham Mayor Barry Sammels said 31 schools had registered to receive their donation for a healthy breakfast.
 
"The National Walk Safely to School Day event is a fantastic opportunity for students to learn about the benefits of maintaining a physically active lifestyle, having a healthy diet, looking after the environment and road safety," Mayor Sammels said.  

"The event promotes active travel which has a wide range of benefits including reduced traffic congestion, reduced greenhouse gas emissions, improved social wellbeing and a greater sense of community.
 
"I encourage as many students as possible to replace vehicle travel with walking on Friday 17 May."

Who's involved

The schools across the City of Rockingham involved in the 2019 National Walk to School Day event include:  

  • Baldivis Secondary College
  • Rockingham Senior High School
  • Warnbro Community High School
  • Living Waters Lutheran College
  • Mother Teresa Catholic College
  • Rockingham Montessori School
  • Tranby College
  • South Coast Baptist College
  • Baldivis Gardens Primary School
  • Baldivis Primary School
  • Bungaree Primary School
  • Charthouse Primary School
  • Comet Bay Primary School
  • Cooloongup Primary School
  • East Waikiki Primary School
  • Endeavour Education Support Centre
  • Endeavour Primary School
  • Makybe Rise Primary School
  • Port Kennedy Primary School
  • Rockingham Beach Education Support Centre
  • Rockingham Beach Primary School
  • Rivergums Primary School
  • Secret Harbour Primary School
  • Settlers Primary School
  • Singleton Primary School
  • St Bernadette's Catholic Primary School
  • Star of the Sea Catholic Primary School
  • Tuart Rise Primary School
  • Warnbro Primary School
  • Waikiki Primary School
  • Safety Bay Senior High


The benefits of walking or rolling to school include healthier kids, connected communities and less traffic congestion,

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