2008 proved to be the largest ‘ride2school day’ recorded. With a total of 559 schools and over 200,000 students, this year demonstrates a growth of recognition and successful promotion for health and fitness within our youth.
It should be noted that Kurnell Public School from NSW recorded an amazing 97% of students who chose to walk or ride to school. This demonstrates an enormous effort by the Staff, kids and parents to support such an important day.
The Minister for Climate Change and the Environment said "Ride2School is not just about riding bicycles, it’s about working with school staff and students to safely promote and encourage active transport and educating that the decision to ride, walk, skate or scooter to school (and in other settings) has a positive effect on both the individual and the wider environment both now and in the future."
If your child or school were not involved in the Ride2School program of 2008, make sure you get in on the fun for 2009 and do your bit for health, fitness and the environment!