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Ride 2 School Day
National Ride2School Day is about celebrating active travel and a healthy lifestyle.
Mercy College is working in conjunction with Mackay Regional Council, and other local schools, to put on a ride and breakfast to mark Ride to School Day 2014. We are holding a gentle 10km ride from the playground car park at the Mackay Botanical Gardens on Lagoon Street (near the roundabout) to Mercy College via the Blue Water and Sand-fly Creek Trails on Wednesday March 19 – the same day as the Meet the Teachers social BBQ. We will leave the Gardens at 7:15am and expect to arrive at Mercy College for a healthy breakfast by 8am.
While the links between exercise and health have long been established, a recent Danish study has found links between activity before school and an increase in concentration throughout the day. Riding, walking or scooting at least part of the way to school may provide these benefits to your student.
Parents are welcome to come along to further promote activity, including the idea of riding to school. We are planning to have representatives from Mackay Regional Council and the local media involved also.
There will be a bus departing Mercy College at 8:20am to transport people back to their vehicles if required.
For more information or to register your attendance please contact the Mercy College Office or Peter Robertson.