St Anne’s Primary School in Kew East has been crowned the 2016 Walk or Wheel Wednesday champion.

During Term 2 this year, 186 St Anne’s students from various year levels took part in the challenge. That’s 99.46 per cent of the students in the classes that accepted the challenge!

Mayor of Boroondara, Councillor Jim Parke congratulated St Anne’s for winning the challenge, which encouraged primary school children across the City to use active travel to get to school.

“It is an incredible achievement to have so many students at St Anne’s making the effort to walk, cycle, scoot or skate to school on Wednesdays during Term 2,” Cr Parke said.

“Any form of active travel to school is a great way for kids to start and finish the day, and there are many associated community benefits, including for health and wellbeing, and road safety.

“Believe it or not, 2662 students from across Boroondara took part in this year’s challenge over April, May and June, and we look forward to seeing that number grow in 2017.

“Hopefully many of the children keep up the good work and walk, cycle, scoot or skate to school for the rest of the year.”

St Anne’s is the inaugural winners\ of the brand new Walk or Wheel Wednesday perpetual trophy, and also win the use of a pedal-powered smoothie bike for a whole week, including fruit supplies.

St Bede’s in Balwyn North had the second highest participation, with 280 students taking part resulting in a 99.29 per cent participation rate.

Two lucky students, one at Boroondara Park Primary School and one from Solway Primary School, won a vintage bike each for being the top two students in the challenge. Another 5 students won limited edition scooters for walking more than 5 weeks during term 2.

Congratulations to everyone that took part and to the lucky prize winners.