Getting kids active
Getting Cardinia Shire children moving
We have a number of initiatives designed to increase physical activity levels of primary school-aged children.
Walk to school
Each October, we work with local primary schools to coordinate Walk to School. Each year, all primary schools in Cardinia Shire are invited to hold activities encouraging students to walk, ride, scoot or skate to school.
Stop and drop zones
Stop and Drop zones are a signposted location, up to a kilometre away from the school's entrance, where parents are encouraged to park and then walk, ride, scoot or skate with their children to school. We suggest students leave the zone by 8.30am to get to school on time. The zones can increase children’s physical activity and ease school traffic congestion.
Footpath stickers line the way to school from Stop and Drop zones in Beaconsfield and Bunyip. The stickers were designed in consultation with students, and funded by a 2015 National Ride2School Grant.
Students from schools around Cardinia Shire are encouraged to get to school in an active way (walk, ride, scoot, skate) during March. The most active school during Mobile March is awarded the Streets Ahead Cup.
We have a bike trailer available ffor schools and community groups to hire. It has bikes, helmets and safety vests for 10 people, plus road signs.