Bicycle Network: About R2S
Why is it important?
We know that being physically active everyday can lead to happier and healthier school community.
By supporting an active travel cuture within your school community you can champion posititve behaviours, and see the benefits in your students who naturally become healthier, happier and more socially students.
|Physical activity is one of the most important factors in disease prevention in Australia – over the past 40 years, the number of children who are physically active every day has significantly dropped.|
|In the 1970’s, 8 out of 10 students rode or walked to school. Today the national average is only 2 out of 10.|
|Active travel is an easy way for students to meet their minimum daily dose of physical activity (60 minutes every day.)|
|Schools that participate in our Ride2School program achieve an average of 1 in 2 students who actively travel to school.|
|Students are more ready to learn after actively travelling to school.|