(Lawrenceburg, Ind.) – Lawrenceburg Community Schools are promoting healthier students by asking them to ditch the school bus for a day and walk to school.
October is International Walk to School Month. The event has been growing in the U.S. since the first National Walk to School Day was held in the U.S. 1997. Lawrenceburg Schools will celebrate the occasion by urging students to take to the sidewalks on Wednesday, October 3.
“We want to have as many students as possible walk to school that day and we need lots of volunteers to make it happen safely,” said Jama Easton-Redar, a member of the Lawrenceburg Primary School PTO. The group is organizing the walk along with Lawrenceburg teachers.
Nine meeting places have been established across Lawrenceburg and Greendale to join in the "walking school buses." Students who live in an outlying area are encouraged to meet at one of the gathering points to walk.
Once they arrive at the school campus, walking students will be welcome to a breakfast at Lawrenceburg Primary School.
All students are welcome to walk, but must register in advance at their school by September 19.
Those interested in volunteering or learning more information should contact Pam Taylor at (812) 537-7200.
Learn more at http://www.walkbiketoschool.org.