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International Walk to School Day 361
International Walk to School Day
Each year our schools celebrate International Walk to School Day.
There are many good reasons to walk to school, walking to school:
  • Keeps kids active - a cheap and easy way to stay active, with out any special training or equipment
  • Builds friendships - walk with a classmate or schoolmate
  • Improves air quality and the environment - less cars, less pollution
  • Creates safer routes - less traffic means safer roads
  • Helps prepare children for learning - movement gets the blood flowing to the brain
Schools will encourage students to walk to school. Schools with a large student population who are bussed might plan for students to take a walk around the school grounds.
If you are a parent who drives your child to school because of distance why not park your car safely a few blocks from school and walk with your child the rest of the way to school.
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