Melrose Elementary Schools Celebrate International Walk and Ride to School Day
On October 3, 2012, one hundred and nine Hoover students walked, biked, or skateboarded to school (even in the rain). Students, who participated in this event, a part of the Safe Routes to School Program, received an item from Physical Education teacher Stacey Brown during class that promoted and encouraged safety.
Donna Hanks, Winthrop school nurse announced that the vast majority (up to 90%) of Winthrop students walked, biked or scootered.
Principal Carideo said many Horace Mann families and students walked and enjoyed the pencils and reflective sticker items as well.
Walk to School Day events raise awareness of the need to create safer routes for walking and bicycling and emphasize the importance of issues such as increasing physical activity among children, pedestrian safety, traffic congestion and concern for the environment.
Great job being active, creating healthy lifetime habits, and getting your minds ready to learn!
Keep the family moving this month. For all of Mayor Dolan’s active living events, visit www.MiMmelrosewakefield.com.