RIDE ON: Jessica Coombes, Brian Niebling and Daniel Poole.
RIDE ON: Jessica Coombes, Brian Niebling and Daniel Poole. Contributed

Students support ride initiative

STANTHORPE State School was delighted to take part in the recent Ride2School Day, a national event which took place on Friday, March 23. The aim of this special day was to increase the number of students walking and riding to school across Australia and ultimately encourage healthy lifestyles by increasing students' physical activity levels.

Many students across all year levels took part in this fantastic event and with the wonderful support and expert co-ordination of teacher and keen cyclist Dell Johnson, students were encouraged to avoid the drive and instead, ride, walk, scooter or skate to school.

Some terrific prizes, cool stickers and other terrific sporting goodies were on offer for students who took part in this day of activity and a 'pedal around the oval' event during the lunch break saw the school oval come alive with enthusiastic cyclists!

Stanthorpe State School enthusiastically supports students riding or walking to school. It's a great way to start their day with some fresh air and exercise, gives students a wonderful sense of wellbeing, makes them feel more alert, happy, healthier, and enables students to perform even better in class.

Many parents of Stanthorpe State School enjoy walking or wheeling to school with their children and it's hoped from this recent experience, it will be a healthy habit that even more children and their parents will take up!



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