Member for Baulkham Hills David Elliott today urged all Hills parents to take the opportunity on 24 May to walk their children to school.
Mr Elliott said Walk Safely To School Day improved fitness and family relationships.
“Walking your children to school not only gives them exercise, but gives the family an opportunity to have a conversation,” Mr Elliott said.
“In an age where technology has taken over our interactions, talking to your children is still the best way to build a strong relationship with them.
“By walking your children to school on 24 May, and indeed every day, not only are parents taking the opportunity to communicate with their children, but also to get them outside, exercising in fresh air.”
Mr Elliott also said that walking to school would reduce congestion and improve traffic flows.
“While not all parents live within a 10-15 minute walk of their child’s school, taking the opportunity to at least walk a few hundred metres will reduce congestion around school entrances.
“This will not only create better traffic lows for commuters driving to work, but also improve safety around schools.”
Walk Safely To School Day is an initiative designed to foster fitness among schoolchildren. This year, Walk Safely To School Day will be held on 24 May. For more information, visit www.walk.com.au .