By: Mission Healthy Living
October 05, 2015
If your child usually rides the bus to school or is carpooled by you, consider an alternative method of transportation this Wednesday, Oct. 7th--walking. Why? Because it's International Walk to School Day! Take your kids by the hand and lead the way to school one step at a time in what is a fun, healthy way to start the day.
On Wednesday, the Pottstown School District (PSD) will pilot it's Walking School Bus program at Rupert Elementary School and plans to extend to other elementary schools in the district within the next year, according to an August 28 article by the Greater Valley Forge Transporation Management Association. The walking "bus" will run five days a week in the mornings only lead by a trained group of volunteers who will follow predetermined routes.
Help your children mantain healthier habits and lead by example to show them how fun walking to school can be. It will get them energized and ready for a day of learning at school. If you'd like to particpate but aren't sure where to start, reference the Walkability Checklist to see how walkable your community is. Also, check out these tips on teaching pedesterian safety to your children or students!
For more information on Walk to School Day and how to keep active all-year round, visit here. Happy walking!