Walk and Wheel to School Challenge (June 5-9, 2017)

This challenge is now complete! Read the results here: http://sudburyfamilies.ca/healthykids/challenges/walk-and-wheel-to-school-challenge1/2017-walk-and-wheel-to-school-challenge-report/

Did you know that kids who walk or bike to school are more likely to get the recommended amount of physical activity, have higher levels of physical activity throughout the day, and arrive at school more ready to learn?

This challenge is now complete! Read the results here: http://sudburyfamilies.ca/healthykids/challenges/walk-and-wheel-to-school-challenge1/2017-walk-and-wheel-to-school-challenge-report/

Did you know that kids who walk or bike to school are more likely to get the recommended amount of physical activity, have higher levels of physical activity throughout the day, and arrive at school more ready to learn?

The Challenge:

During the week of June 5 to 9, 2017, 366 children from across the City of Greater Sudbury walked, biked or scootered to school as many days as they could.  Healthy Kids added up the total number of kilometers traveled. Congratulations to all winners, who received prizes for their dedication. It was a phenomenal week, and it got kids moving!

Some ideas if you don’t usually walk or bike:

  • Walk or bike with your child. It’s a great way to connect with your child and get some fresh air and exercise. (Children under 10 should always walk with an adult.)
  • Organize a group walk with other families in your neighbourhood.
  • If you live far from the school, consider parking a 10-15 minute walk away from school. If your child rides the bus to school and it's too far to walk or ride, try walking to other places in your neighbourhood during that week. 
  • Try exploring your community by following some Walk Sudbury routes (link is in the resources section)
  • See this website: https://www.caasco.com/Community-Action/School-Zone-Safety for safety tips and videos about walking and biking safety)

Please be advised that parents/guardians are responsible for ensuring their child/children’s safety on their trip to and from school. This is health promotion initiative of the Healthy Kids Community Challenge. It is not a supervised program offered by the school or the City.

Resources

Handout about walking safety and bike safety
http://walksudbury.ca/