Walk to School
Walk to School is an event that started in 1997 as a one day event of communities walking or biking to schools on the same day. More than 15 years later and the event is still taking place and has grown to an international level. United States, Canada, and United Kingdom all take part in walking or biking to school. Each October the number of schools that participated increases. In 2013 more than 4,400 events took place.
Walking to school is important for kids for numerous reasons. The obvious reason is that it gets that physically active. Another is kids are more focused in the classroom if they walk to school verse taking the bus. Walking helps wake kids up and gets their body working more.
Safe Routes to School