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15 March 2017

Albany schools to take part in National Ride2School Day

Local students, parents and teachers are encouraged to get moving for National Ride2School Day this Friday, March 17.

City of Albany TravelSmart Officer Julie Passmore said National Ride2School Day was an opportunity for school communities to encourage physical activity for children.

"Physical activity among children is at an all-time low, research shows that exercise before and after school can lead to an improved academic performance so it makes sense to keep kids moving," Ms Passmore said.

"Ride2School Day is a great chance to see what it’s like to leave the car behind and embrace a healthier start to the day by walking or riding to school."

Students who live too far from school are encouraged to cycle or walk to the next bus stop along their route or have their parents park a distance from school to cycle or walk the rest of the way.

 

Ride2School Day kicks off Bike Week 2017 which runs from 17-26 March. For more information, please contact the City of Albany TravelSmart Officer on 6820 3453 or email travelsmart@albany.wa.gov.au.