Get active this Mobile March

Published: 13 February 2017

For the seventh year running, Cardinia Shire Council is encouraging students to lace up their runners, hop on their bike or scooter and strap on their helmets to get to school during Mobile March.

Students can get active, have fun and win great prizes for their school. The most active school in the shire will win the ‘Streets Ahead Cup’.

Each day, teachers at participating primary schools will tally the students who were active on the way to school.

Last year 15 of our local schools registered with more than 5,000 students getting involved.

Council’s Active Children’s Officer Kate Beveridge said getting to school in an active way was great for kids to get active and be social with family members or their peers.

“Walking, riding, scooting or skating to school gives students a chance to get their bodies moving and expending energy, which helps them to be more alert and attentive throughout the day.

“It’s a great way to get the recommended one hour per day of physical activity, rather than just jumping in the car, and in addition, students have that extra time to form bonds with their classmates and enjoy the fresh air,” Ms Beveridge said.

For schools where active travel is a challenge, teachers are encouraged to support children to participate in laps around the football ovals or basketball courts, so that everyone can get active.

To register your school for Mobile March, contact Council’s Active Children’s Officer on 1300 787 624 or email mail@cardinia.vic.gov.au.