Seabrook Primary School pupils are hitting the pavement this month, swapping being driven to school for walking.

The school is one of nine across Hobsons Bay and Maribyrnong that have signed up to be part of VicHealth’s Walk to School Month.

The statewide event encourages children to get active by walking, cycling or scooting to and from school throughout October. Seabrook Primary School grade 4 teacher Helen Takano says most of the school’s 800 pupils are taking part.

“It’s a great initiative to encourage our students to begin and continue healthy travel habits and spend more time with family and friends travelling to school,” Ms Takano said.

“Being spring, it’s a great way to get our students out of the house and car to enjoy the sunshine.”

Maribyrnong & Hobsons Bay Community Calendar – October 12, 2016

 

Charity ball

Altona Sports Club is hosting a black and white-themed charity ball on October 29, 8-11pm to raise money for the Hobsons Bay SES. Tickets $15 per person.

■ 9398 2283

 

Friendship Group

Altona Day View Club, for the interests and education of women, meets 11am on the third Wednesday of the month at Altona RSL.

■ 93946522 or 0412010176

 

Sunrise for women

Sunrise Group for women aged 18-65 with a disability and/or mental health issues meets fortnightly, 10am-1.30pm, Fridays, at Laverton Community Hub.

■ 9689 9588 or lauren@whwest.org.au

 

For history buffs

Footscray Historical Society is offering free workshops for History Week in October. The first session is for Footscray, West Footscray and Tottenham residents, 1.30-4pm on October 22. The second session is for Yarraville, Kingsville and Seddon residents from 1.30-4pm on October 23. Register early.

■ foothist@bigpond.com or 9689 3820

 

Diabetes support

Westgate Diabetes Support Group meets from 10am on first Tuesday of the month at Altona Bowling Club.

■ 92555501 or 0415 030 996

 

Laverton Probus

The Probus Club of Laverton meets at 10am on the fourth Monday of the month at the Laverton Hub. Probus is for retired and semi-retired people who get together for a cuppa and listen to a guest speaker.

■ 9742 6080