Whether students to school, they will be encouraged to do it safely as part of an annual campaign next Friday. Students and staff will hit the pavement to take part in the annual Walk Safely to School Day, which is in its 22nd year. Principal Venessa Rodda said the event was something the school prioritised and included a circuit around the township as well as a safety talk from a Bunbury police officer. “We walk together, we talk together, we reinforce safety, and then we eat a healthy breakfast together,” she said. Ms Rodda said walking to school was already a major part of the students’ routines, walking in family groups and picking each other up along the way. “It’s something that’s really special about Burekup, that’s why I place such importance on it because the families place so much importance on it,” she said. Walk Safely to School Day is held across the nation each year to promote health, safety and public transport, with hundreds of schools taking part annually.