Mount Benson Elementary School

Walk or Bike to School

Walking or biking is good for you, good for the environment, good for your community and is free.
Walking/biking is faster than driving for many families due to the parks and trail system in our neighbourhood.

*Walking times estimated at a speed of 4km/hr, or a slow/moderate walk.
Research shows 4km/hr is optimal pace for low intensity exercise for boys aged 9-11.
(src: Maffeis, C. The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism, January 2005; vol 90: pp 231-236.)
Actual walking times may be less as adults walk faster than children at 4.8km/hr to 5.6km/hr.

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Mount Benson Elementary School
4355 Jingle Pot Road, Nanaimo, BC, V9T 5P4, Canada - (250) 758-1536