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St Columba's students gear up for National Ride2School Day

Posted on 28 February 2018
St Columba's Primary students are pumping up their tyres and polishing their helmets in preparation for National Ride2School Day, being held on Friday 23 March.

The Day is part of a nationwide program that enables students to get physically active on their journey to school.

Students who ride or walk to school not only contribute to their daily exercise level, but they arrive more focused and ready to learn than those that catch the car, said Chantel Munoz from St Columba's.

Our school also has a very strong focus on sustainability and will use the Day to promote the environmental benefits of using a bike rather than the car for transport. St Columba's students recently got their riding practice into gear by completing a whole of school Ride-a-thon. Here is what they had to say about the biking experience:

JUDE: I rode 10 kms and it was lots of fun. It felt long but I was not puffed and there were heaps of kids doing it.

JOSHUA: We got a sticker last year for riding or walking to school on the special days. I rode my bike from St. Kilda to Elwood and I rode with my Dad.

THOMAS: I really enjoyed the Rideathon because we got to ride by the beach and we got to enjoy the sunny day. Iâm looking forward to getting my bike out for National Ride2School Day!

Make sure you have penciled in your diary to ride to school on Friday 23 March!


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