Walk Safely to School Day is an important reminder about the health benefits of walking and exercising, as well as road safety.
Now in its 24th year, national Walk Safely to School Day is an annual event, and many Tasmanian schools are participating this year.
Tasmanian Minister for Education, Children and Youth, Roger Jaensch, and Federal Education Minister, Jason Clare, joined students, their families, and teachers at Lindisfarne Primary School on Friday morning for a group walk to celebrate the day.
“This initiative is a great way to encourage regular exercise, highlight the environmental benefits of walking, and of course, promote and teach children about road safety,” Minister Jaensch said.
Children are most at risk of pedestrian accidents because they are less visible to drivers, which is why it is so important to continue to teach and remind them how to be safe when on or near roads and traffic.