"Get moving" is the message being pushed by Australian Christian College in Launceston as part of their "Stride and Ride" event.
The school took part in an after school bike ride at the Riverbend Park on Wednesday afternoon.
Students, teachers and even the principal hoped on their bikes and pedalled along the Tamar River in an effort to include more exercise in their day.
Principal Marty Howell said the event had many benefits for the students, not just physical activity.
"It's not just about being active, it's about limiting screen time, making good food choices, drinking lots of water. All those things that encourage active lifestyles for the kids," he said.
The event was part of the Tasmanian Governments Move Well Eat Well program, which aims to create a healthier Tasmania, in which children take part in physical activity and enjoy healthy eating everyday.
The program works with schools around the state in key areas to reinforce a healthy lifestyle that can be continued into later life.
The areas include drinking water everyday, having fruit and vegies in lunches, limiting 'sometimes' foods, encouraging active play at lunch and recess, spending less time looking at screens and increasing active modes of transport such as riding a bike.
For the Stride and Ride aspect of the program schools must provide appropriate walking, riding and road safety oppourintiest as part of the regular curriculum at school, as well as having events such as community bike rides.
Mr Howell also said that its important to be a good role model for the school.
"We are with them and their families for every part of the schooling journey. It goes outside the classroom."
"It's a team effort educating kids, so for myself and our staff it's about creating a healthy, safe community and showing the kids that we are here to support the and help them to be the best, healthiest versions of themselves".
With it getting closer to summer time Mr Howell also said its important for families on the weekend to get out and about.
"We are pushing for the idea of going for bike rides after school, going on walks, coming to a park after school and spending sometime outside in the sun. There are lots of great new parks and basketball courts in Launceston for people to enjoy."
The Move Well Eat Well initiative has over 180 Tasmanian Government schools participating to encourage more active and healthy kids in the state.
The initiative is celebrating its 10th year in Tasmanian primary schools and have recognised teachers that are creating healthier schools.
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