Kids get active on Ride2School Day

Children across Australia will use pedal power to get to school this Friday to celebrate National Ride2School Day, organised by Bicycle Network

More than 350,000 students from 2,000 schools will ride, walk, scoot or skate to school, embracing a healthier start to the day.

Riding to school is an easy and fun way for children to get the recommended 60 minutes of exercise every day.

Over the past 40 years the number of children who are physically active everyday has significantly dropped. Today, levels of physical activity are at an all-time low. In the 1970s, 80 per cent of students rode or walked to school. That number has dropped to just twenty per cent.

Less real-time and more screen-time has added to a more sedentary life, with Australian kids now spending up to 16 hours of their day in front of a screen.

Studies have shown that children who ride to school arrive alert and ready for a day of learning.

Learn more about riding to school here.

 

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