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Wellington Walk to School Day

By
Susan Tyner,   Wellington El
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Community Involvement,  Physical Activity Participation
Wellington Walk to School Day
Wellington Elementary promoted and participated in “National Walk to School Day” on Wednesday, October 4th. Parents and students were encouraged to walk together to emphasize the importance of physical activity. PTA representatives were at all school entrances greeting students and giving each child who walked to school a PAW PRINT stamp. Classroom teachers counted the number of students with stamps on their hands. Classes in each grade level with the greatest number of individuals who walked to school were awarded Popsicle Parties!

How did students and adults work together as a team?

Principals, teachers, parents, and students were all involved in "Walk to School Day." The school PTA along with principals and teachers, planned and promoted the event. Students and parents participated by walking to school together. Our PTA rewarded individuals and classes for their efforts with stamps and Popsicle parties.

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

Promoting Physical Activity is essential to all students health and well-being. Wellington will continue to find ways to get students physically active. National Walk to School Day is an easy way to get entire families exercising together.

What improvements have you seen at your school?

We have more than 900 students at Wellington. Traffic flow during morning drop off runs so much smoother when the majority of our students walk or bike to school. Walking or Biking provides physical activity for our students which benefits their health and well-being. We know that students learn better when they are physically active.