By Mitchell Clarke
After an extremely active March, the students and staff at Cardinia Primary School can finally sit back and enjoy their brand new trophy.
The school was awarded the Mobile March title for being the most active school in this year’s campaign.
Mobile March encourages students from schools around Cardinia Shire to get to school in an active way.
6500 students, families and teachers from 17 primary schools made their way to school by walking, riding, skateboarding and even scooting.
For schools like Cardinia Primary School where active travel can be a challenge, children are encouraged to participate in laps around the ovals and courts.
Walking more than 7000 laps of their oval, the students took home the golden ware in their very first year of participating.
Cardinia Shire Mayor Graeme Moore joined Councillor Ray Brown to award the trophy to the school.
“Council is proud to support campaigns like Mobile March, Ride2School Day and Walk to School each year because they encourage participation and demonstrate the benefits of being physically active in a format that children across the Cardinia Shire can engage with,” Mr Moore said.
“Congratulations to all students who participated in this year’s event, and of course to Cardinia Primary School for their incredible results.”
Councillor Ray Brown also commended the students dedication towards the campaign.
“Students really got into the spirit and it’s great to see them looking at different ways to become active, exert energy and jump-start the brain for a day of learning.”