Lynchburg City Schools’ Safe Routes to School (SRTS) program participated in the International Walk to School Day at five LCS elementary schools. Safe Routes to School is a national program to make walking and biking to school a safer and more appealing option for students to access school and to emphasize the importance of physical activity in the health and well-being of our children. Dearington, T. C. Miller, R. S. Payne, Perrymont, and Paul Munro elementary schools participated.
On the morning of October 7th, students—including bus and car riders—walked along with parents, teachers, and community volunteers from a central location close to each school to recognize International Walk to School Day. Walk to School Day events are hosted across the country to create safer routes for children to walk and bike to local schools, remind motorist to be alert and drive accordingly around school facilities, and to emphasize the importance of physical activity in the health and well-being of our children. Walking and biking to school will also provide opportunities for children and families to reduce their carbon usage and emissions. So, walking to school will also help contribute to the health of the environment.