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Celebrating International Walk to School Day

Linda Long,   Lake Park Audubon Elem School
Walk this Way — Start a Walking Club
Physical Activity Participation
For morning recess on Oct. 10, instead of the usual open gym activities, we played music over the gym speakers and everyone walked around the gym. It was a relaxing way to start the school day and visit with your friends while getting exercise as well. Our school is K-6, and everyone who arrives early and waits for breakfast participated in this activity. It was fun.

How did students and adults work together as a team?

As director, I lined up the music and enlisted the help of the morning supervisors, who were all on board with the idea. As students came into the gym we explained the special day and what we were doing.

How do you plan to make this Play last during the school year and beyond?

I am hoping to do this activity again throughout the school year, and hope it becomes requested by the students. We had a lot of positive feedback from kids.