Although the morning of October 8th was rainy, dozens of children, their parents, and teachers still walked to school to celebrate International Walk to School Day. Many schools participated, including Hathaway (our highlighted school this year), Kempton, Parker, Renaissance, Betsy B. Winslow, and Roosevelt – children exercised in groups beforehand and then walked to school, chaperoned by Wellness Coaches and school teachers and officials.
We’d like to thank Mayor Mitchell, Superintendent Dr. Pia Durkin, and Dr. Michael Rocha, as well as all of the participating schools, parents, teachers, and principals for supporting such an important event. Walking to school gives children added opportunity to exercise and promotes better learning.
We will continue working with local schools to make walking and/or biking to school an everyday habit, not just an annual event. We will also continue working with the Department of Public Infrastructure and the Police Department to ensure the neighborhoods and sidewalks remain safe places for children to walk.
We look forward to the next Walk to School Day!