Several schools throughout Connecticut took part in Walk to School Day on October 9.
Here are some of the latest headlines and links to stories throughout the state that cover International Walk to School Day.
In Winsted students at Pearson Middle School and Hinsdale Elementary schools, in conjunction with the Winsted Branch of the YMCA too part in Walk to School Day. The students started their days off at the opposite school and walked a half-mile to their respective schools. The students were accompanied by teachers, school staff, YMCA staff and community leaders. Click here to view the article in the Register Citizen.
Latimer Land School in Simsbury celebrated Walk to School Day a week early this year. On October 2 hundreds of students, parents, teachers and community leaders came out to walk. According to Simsbury Patch, parent chaperones led walk and bike groups to the school from 11 different neighborhoods. The Simsbury Police Department also provided safety support at multiple locations. Click here to view the article in the Simsbury Patch.
Fox Run Elementary School in Norwalk took part in the festivities. Check out the video on the Norwalk version of It's Relevant.
In Clinton an estimated 275 students from Abraham Pierson School, Jared Eliot Middle School and Levin G. Joel, Jr. School walked in the town’s fourth annual Walk to School Day event. Parents, teachers, volunteers and Clinton’s State Representative Tom Vicino also took part in the festivities.
Safe Kids Greater Naugatuck Valley and FedEx teamed up with the Griffin Hospital Valley Parish Nurse Program, the Ansonia Fire Dept., the Ansonia Police Dept. and John G. Prendergast School to promote safe walking on International Walk to School Day.
Wethersfield schools had a great turnout for Walk to School Day.
Check out the photos from the Hartford Courant's photo gallery on Wethersfield's Walk to School Day.
WFSB 3 featured Vernon’s Center Road School. View the video here. And Vernon Patch posted videos from the Vernon event here.
WTNH ran a news piece on the advantages of kids walking to school. View it here.
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