Families from Thomastown Meadows Primary School have helped their school win $500 by ditching their cars in favour of walking and riding to school.
During Walk to School Month in October 157 students from this school walked or rode their bikes or scooters to and from school instead of being driven.
Mayor Lawrie Cox said 23 schools entered the competition.
“Walking, riding your bikes or scooters to and from school helps children get the physical activity they need each day to be healthy,” he said.
“It also means less cars on the road and less cars around the school at start and finish of the day making your journey to school much safer.”
Thomastown Meadows Primary School will use the prize towards a permanent structure for storage at the school for bikes and scooters.
Of course the challenge is now on for the other 22 schools (and more) to take the prize this year. If your school is not in it ask why now.
"Council wants to improve our health in addition to the safety of children around drop off points."