Walk to School Week in Saskatchewan

Written by Shanna Empey on Monday, 06 October 2014

Walk to School Week in Saskatchewan Health & Wellness  Saskatchewan

Saskatchewan in motion is challenging students to walk to school this week.

Project Coordinator, Kim Herperger, says the challenge is due to a major drop in students who walk to school.

“In just one generation the percentage of kids who walk to school has fallen, so when I went to school 58% walked to school and today it’s only 28%,” she says. “Nowadays, less than 15% of Saskatchewan kids are actually meeting national guidelines for physical activity. One of the big reasons we see in terms of walking or biking to school is convenience. When we ask parents why they drive their kids to school, the number one reason is convenience and lack of time.”

The challenge is to walk to school at least once during the week and post a “Walk to Selfie” on the Saskatchewan in motion Facebook Page for a chance to win a $250 bundle of physical activity toys and gear.

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