Walk & Roll to School is a year-round program that encourages students to walk, cycle or scooter to school. There are individual prizes and incentives to keep students motivated, in addition to monthly class competitions for the highly coveted “Golden Shoe Award.”
Gentle exercise in the morning is a great way to start the day. Even if your walk takes only 10 minutes, it could add over 1.5 hours of exercise each week! Our goal is to encourage students to walk or bike throughout the school year. In addition to personal health benefits, it will ease traffic congestion/parking in the neighborhood, reduce pollution, and save energy.
What if I Live too Far Away to Walk, Roll or Scooter to School?
If you find it necessary to drive your child to school, consider parking or dropping your child off outside the “Walk & Roll to School” boundary marked HERE, so that he or she can be counted as having participated. Also, this way the children will get more exercise! Of course, if you live within the boundary and walk or roll to school, it counts.
International Walk & Roll to School Day
International Walk & Roll to School Day is October 4, 2017 this year! This global event involves communities from more than 40 countries walking and biking to school on the same day. It began in 1997 as a one-day event. Over time, this event has become part of a movement for year-round safe routes to school and a celebration – with record-breaking participation – each October. Today, thousands of schools across America – from all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico – participate every October.
Every student who walks or bikes to school on the October 5th will receive a prize.
Questions? Please contact Lisa Ferino at email@example.com