Cr Lloyd's call on parents to Walk to School

Primary school children around Australia will be putting their best foot forward for Walk Safely to School Day on Friday.

Parramatta councillor Scott Lloyd walking with daughter Lauren.

Parramatta councillor Scott Lloyd walking with daughter Lauren.

With the help of his daughter Lauren, Parramatta councillor Scott Lloyd is encouraging families to join in the walk this Friday morning.

“I love walking to school and saying hello to people we meet on the way," Lauren Llyod said.

"Walking is a great form of exercise and what better way to burn off those Easter eggs than walking with your children to school?" Cr Lloyd said.

Clr Lloyd said walking with his family has helped him shed extra kilos, over 25 kilograms in the last six months. 

“Walking to school with your children is valuable for strengthening bonds, talking to each other and improving your health," Cr Lloyd said.

National Walk Safely to School Day is a community initiative that aims to raise awareness of the health, road safety, transport and environmental benefits that regular walking can provide for the long term health of our children.

Clr Lloyd said he uses the Walk Safely to School Day app, which is available free to download for Apple and Android phones.

The app measures distance, time, average speed and kilojoules.

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