Bombala students participate in National Walk to School Safely Day | PHOTOS

A number of Bombala Public School students participated in the National Walk to School Safely Day on Friday.

National Walk to School Safely Day seeks to promote road safety, health, public transport and the environment.

Bombala Public School principal, Ms Jo Tozer said Australian children are becoming less active and one substantial contributor to this is the decline in walking.

"Walk safely to school day is held annually to promote the health benefits of walking and to create regular walking habits; to help children develop vital road crossing skills they will need as they become mature pedestrians.

"Today the students were greeted at the gate with stickers and fruit to celebrate walking safely to school.

"We gratefully thank and acknowledge the support of our P&C who have donated fruit to support this wonderful initiative.

"Even if you drive your children to school, perhaps you could park a little further from the school and take a short walk where you can practice crossing the road safely," Ms Tozer said.