Monday, October 7, 2013

International Walk/Bike to School Day on October 9, 2013

CONTACT: Coach Swain
Claxton Elementary School will celebrate
International Walk/Bike to School Day on October 9, 2013

WHAT:                       Claxton Elementary School in Asheville, NC will be joining schools from around the world to celebrate International Walk/Bike to School Day on October 9, 2013.
WHERE:                    If your child already walks or bikes to school, we ask that they do the same on October 9th. For all students and parents who are interested in participating in the Walk/Bike who do not live in walking distance of the school can meet at two locations: the parking lot at Weaver Park, or in the parking lot at Fuddruckers on Charlotte St. Staff members will be at both locations by 7:15. We will leave both locations at 7:30 en route to Claxton.  

WHEN:                      Gather at 7:15 a.m., walk to begin at 7:30 a.m.    

SIGNIFICANCE:      In the U.S., International Walk to School Day is expected to include more than 4,000 events across all 50 states. Walkers from the U.S. will join children and adults in 40 countries around the world.

Walk to School events work 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, concern for the environment and building connections between families, schools and the broader community.

The event is being organized by Claxton Elementary School’s Wellness Team. All students who participate will receive a bottle of water and a Cliff Bar.

Walk to School Day in the USA                                              
National Center for Safe Routes to School      
International Walk to School Day                     

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