Look out for children as schools resume for 2020
Published on 24 January 2020
Motorists are reminded to adhere to altered speed limits around schools throughout the Gannawarra when the 2020 school year begins.
Children, ranging from 3-17 years of age, will be beginning the school year at kindergartens, primary schools and secondary schools at Cohuna, Kerang, Koondrook, Lake Charm, Leitchville and Murrabit from Wednesday, 29 January.
“With the weather being ideal at this time of year, schoolchildren throughout the Gannawarra enjoy the opportunity to either walk, cycle or scoot to and from school,” Mayor Lorraine Learmonth said.
“Getting actively to school supports a healthy lifestyle and helps children learn better in the classroom. It also supports children to develop their confidence and independence."
Speed limits around the Gannawarra’s schools are 40 kilometres per hour, with school crossings in operation at a number of locations.
“Motorists are reminded to keep an eye out for extra traffic around our schools and to be mindful of children as they travel to and from school,” Mayor Learmonth said.
“Please also remember that pedestrians have right of way at all manned and unmanned school crossings.”