Title

Notre Dame Walks for a World Record

Document Type

Media Release

Publication Date

Spring 9-4-2006

Publisher Name

The University of Notre Dame, Fremantle Campus

Publication Place

Fremantle

Abstract

The University of Notre Dame Australia (UNDA) went for a ‘giant’ stroll with the local Fremantle community recently in an attempt to break a world record for the most people walking at once.

Registered as an official walk site, Notre Dame students and staff made their way to the Esplanade and joined other Fremantle walkers doing their bit for ‘WA’s Giant Walk, Guinness World Record Challenge.’

The event coincided with ‘Be Active WA’ day and was an initiative by the Premier’s Physical Activity Taskforce to encourage people to be more active.

“All up we had 74 participants from UNDA join the walk,” said Associate Dean of Health Sciences, Beth Hands. “It was great to see the University out there promoting physical activity and getting involved.”

Special education students from Corpus Christi High School also joined the walk after attending their weekly physical activity session with third year Notre Dame Health and Physical Education students.

“WA’s Giant Walk was a great opportunity for the children to get involved in the community. They all really enjoy coming to Notre Dame every week, and being a part of a world record attempt with our students was a lot of fun for them,” said Beth.

There were over 250 people at the Esplanade, including Mayor of Fremantle, Mr Peter Tagliaferri, who was there to cheer on the walkers. The overall tally for the record attempt is yet to be finalised.