Benefits of walking to school

Each year schools celebrate International Walk to School Day on October 6th.

There are many good reasons to walk to school whenever the weather permits.

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. If you are a parent who drives your child to school because of distance, you can park your car safely a few blocks from school and walk with your child the rest of the way to school.

For more information, visit iwalktoschool.org.

 

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