South Carolina schools will be joining schools from around the world to celebrate International Walk to School Day on Wednesday, October 4, 2017.
Students from across the state will be walking and rolling to school along with parents, teachers, and community leaders. As of October 3rdh, South Carolina has more than 200 schools registered to participate with a variety of events, including walk to school and walk at school events at schools located where it is too far or unsafe to walk from home. Schools and communities can register events at www.walkbiketoschool.org. A list of schools that have registered is available on the website. More schools are expected to register throughout the month of October.
Events are supported by the South Carolina Safe Routes to School Resource Center, a federally-funded project of the South Carolina Department of Transportation. Resources, tip sheets, and other materials are available at the Resource Center website, www.scsaferoutes.org.
Nationwide, more than 4030 events are registered for International Walk to School Day 2017! Walkers from the U.S. will join children and adults in 40 countries around the world that also celebrate walking to school and bring attention to pedestrian safety. Walk to School events work to create safer routes for walking and bicycling and teach children pedestrian safety skills. Events also emphasize the importance of increasing physical activity among children, reducing traffic congestion around schools, and building connections between families, schools and the broader community.
For additional information, please email the Resource Center’s School Outreach Coordinators JenniferS@scsaferoutes.org or Andrea@scsaferoutes.org or call Rodney Oldham, SCDOT Safe Routes to School Program Coordinator at (803) 737-4073.