Education

Time for kids to simply push off

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November 25, 2017

Echuca East Primary School Scooter Club's Ben Holmfield, Jye Blachford, Kai East, Jaxson Price and Serren Verhey.

SCOOTER Club at Echuca East Primary School has been such a hit demand is outstripping supply and a waiting list has been created.

The Scooter Club involves staff members collecting students from designated pick up points in Echuca East and scooting to school as a group.

P.E teacher Ben Holmfield said the program worked well as an extension of Walk to School month in October.

“They absolutely love it. The smiles on their faces as they scoot to school says it all,’’ he said.

“I ran a similar program when I was living and working in London.

“In London, it was more about encouraging children to attend school. Here we are trying to promote a healthy and active lifestyle.

“The program also enables students to be part of a team and places a strong focus on road safety.’’

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