Walk to School Day Set for October 7th

Wednesday, October 7th is Walk to School Day! This annual event, celebrated by thousands of schools internationally, promotes walking (or biking) for several reasons:

  • Increase physical activity
  • Reduce traffic congestion and pollution near schools - Increase community and school area traffic safety
  • Teach safe transportation skills to children
  • Increase awareness of how walkable a community is

The Bonny Slope Earth Sustainability Team (BEST) needs volunteers. Typically 1 or 2 adults (parents, teachers and staff) lead each of five walk routes, while 3 to 5 adults help with the after-event celebration at school. Walk routes range from 0.6 to 0.9 miles and leave anywhere between 7:50-8:10am depending on start location. The after-event entails setting up tables for small prizes (~8am), directing kids through the prize line and onto the track or playground (8:15-8:30am), then cleanup afterwards (8:30-8:45am).

This is a fun annual event and a great way to kick off an active year while engaging with neighbors and friends!!!

Please sign up to volunteer at Sign-Up Genius or contact Jenny Pompilio, committee lead for the Bonny Slope Earth Sustainability Team (BEST).