Many Orana Heights Public School pupils are making walking an everyday activity in keeping with advice prompted by the Pedestrian Council of Australia's National Walk Safely to School Day on Friday.
Sport Australia chief executive officer Kate Palmer says the "simple, accessible and effective way to get children active" will super-charge their health, well-being and learning.
"Let's not hide from the fact Australia has an inactivity crisis, so it's vital for the health and future of our nation that we help our children find any opportunities to be more active," she said.
"Data shows 81 per cent of children are not achieving the recommended physical activity guideline of one hour a day. A quarter of Australia children are obese and it will only get worse if we don't intervene now."
Ms Palmer said is urging parents and grandparents to get involved.
"Escape the chaotic school drop-offs and spend some quality time walking with your kids or grandkids to and from school, or park the car a few blocks away and walk part of the way," she said.
"It's good for children, parents and the environment."