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Wheels on the students go round and round

By Lachlan Durling

TWIN Rivers students wrapped up walk to school month as the last ‘walking bus’ left on November 2.

For the month of October, teachers were walking with students from the McSwain Rd crossing to the Twin Rivers campus on Fridays.

The students were racking up points for VicHealth and Campaspe Shire’s walk to school campaign, where 15 schools in the shire were taking part.

Jalisa Baldwin, a teacher at Twin Rivers, said the school was celebrating the end of the month with a school breakfast and hoped the program encouraged more students to walk to school.

‘‘Usually we’ve had 15-20 students turn up — a lot of students were walking to school anyway so they were joining up with us for Fridays,’’ she said.

‘‘Some parents were dropping their kids off here (at the crossing) so that they could walk to school and tick off their sheet when they get to school.

The program was made possible thanks to Campaspe Shire Council and $10,000 in funding from VicHealth.