Safe journey to school vital

WALK: Crossways Lutheran School principal Craig Kupke and students Aiden O'Driscoll and Halle Miller are ready to walk safely to school this Friday. Picture: Luca Cetta

WALK: Crossways Lutheran School principal Craig Kupke and students Aiden O'Driscoll and Halle Miller are ready to walk safely to school this Friday. Picture: Luca Cetta

Students from across Australia will put their feet first on Friday and journey towards a healthier future by participating in National Walk Safely to School Day.

The 20th anniversary of the walk will see schools from across the West Coast take part, including Crossways Lutheran School, Penong Primary School, Elliston Area School and Karcultaby Area School.

The event raises awareness of the health, road safety, transport and environmental benefits regular walking can provide for long-term wellbeing, and also encourages children to build walking into their daily routine by walking to and from school every day.

Crossways Lutheran School principal Craig Kupke said the school was happy to take part in such an event.

"It is important because it helps to increase the health and fitness of students, which in turn helps with their learning if they are fit and active," he said.

"We have quite a few who do walk to and from school, and others who ride."