Ride to School Day

Posted on March 26th, 2019

On Friday 22 March the students were encouraged to ride to school. This annual event is part of a nation-wide event in which over 3,000 schools participate.

The aim is to ensure that children are reaching the minimum physical activity level of 60 minutes per day. It is known that children who exercise regularly are more focused and ready to learn compared to those who are not exercising.

Over the past 40 years the number of children who are physically active everyday has significantly dropped. In the 1970’s, eight out of ten students rode or walked to school but today that number has dropped to two out of ten. Children who rode were able to participate in sharing free fruit and got to use their bikes and scooters to complete an obstacle course on the quadrangle.