Warrnambool | A City for Living

Why Participate


BENEFITS FOR CHILDREN

The Healthy Moves program can help children:

  • Get to school safely, conveniently and on time
  • Get regular physical activity and exercise
  • Gain a sense of independence
  • Develop as individuals through involvement in a responsible and disciplined activity
  • Experience being part of a group or team
  • Learn about traffic safety and good road sense
  • Become more familiar with their own neighbourhood and surroundings
  • Have a chance to build friendships
  • Have fun getting to school
  • Arrive at school alert and ready to learn

BENEFITS FOR PARENTS

The program can also help parents:

  • Feel confident that children are eating well
  • Feel confident their children are being active
  • Feel confident their children are learning road safety rules in a fun and engaging way
  • Save money
  • Get their children to school safely and on time
  • Help their children to get to know the neighbourhood and make new friends
  • Reduce pressure and gain ‘extra time’ when they don’t have to accompany their children to school every day

BENEFITS FOR TEACHERS AND THE SCHOOL

Positive outcomes for the schools involved in the Healthy Moves program include:

  • Students arrive at school more alert and ready to learn
  • It provides another avenue to involve parents andother adults in the school
  • It creates additional educational opportunities

BENEFITS FOR THE COMMUNITY

  • Eases congestion around school grounds (every child taking part in the program is potentially one less car on the road)
  • Provides a safer, non-polluting and sustainable transport alternative . One less car on the road equals approximately one less kilogram of greenhouse gas in the atmosphere.
  • It encourages a sense of community as families get to know each other and their children become friends
  • It brings more people onto the street who are interested in the safety and security of the community