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Carmel Clay students, parents urged to lace up their shoes for International Walk to School Day on Wednesday

Carmel Clay students, parents urged to lace up their shoes for International Walk to School Day on Wednesday

Post Date:10/08/2018 8:00 AM

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NEWS RELEASE

Contact:          Nancy Heck  (317) 571-2474
Date:                 October 8, 2018
Release:          Immediate


Carmel Clay students, parents urged to lace up their shoes for International Walk to School Day on Wednesday

 

Carmel, IN – Several million children and their families around the world will be taking to their feet in support of International Walk to School Day which takes place on Wednesday, October 10th. Children and their families from all schools in Carmel are encouraged to take part by walking to school on that morning.

This will be the 30th year Carmel Clay Schools has participated in Walk to School Day. In previous years, nearly 2,000 elementary and middle school students have participated. This year’s Walk to School Day activities are planned at Carmel, Cherry Tree, College Wood, Forest Dale, Mohawk Trails, Orchard Park, Prairie Trace, Smoky Row, West Clay and Woodbrook elementary schools. In addition, events are planned at both Clay and Creekside middle schools. At these schools, students are encouraged to walk to school and, at most schools, will receive information on both walking and bicycling safety. Motorists are asked please use extra caution when driving near schools on Walk to School Day.

In the United States, International Walk to School Day is expected to include more than 5,000 schools across all 50 states. Walkers from the U.S. will join children and adults in more than 40 countries around the world in an effort to reduce the number of short car trips on the daily school-run.

The goal of International Walk to School Day is to raise awareness about the many positive health, safety and environmental benefits gained from regular walking to and from school. It also encourages families to actively participate and to share their experiences with a global audience. If most families who regularly drive short trips to school were to walk together just part of the way, some of the time, astonishing differences could be noticed from better air quality and less traffic congestion around schools to improved school performance.

Read more about this global event: http://walkbiketoschool.org/


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