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Archive for Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Walk to School Day planned for Wednesday

October 6, 2009

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Be on the lookout for groups of kids taking the long way to their classroom Wednesday morning.

It's International Walk to School Day and at least six Lawrence elementary schools have groups of students planning to get outside and using their legs to start of their day of learning.

Walk to School Day was started to promote children’s health, improve air quality and the environment and to create safer routes for kids who walk or bike to school more than once a year.

Comments

sad_lawrencian 4 years, 6 months ago

This whole idea of a "Walk to School Day" is really stupid. I can think of a dozen reasons why kids should not be walking to school if there is transportation (school bus, carpool, etc) available to take them.

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Sulla 4 years, 6 months ago

Yeah and these Educator geniuses hire a 'Wellness Coordinator' to come up with walk to school,one day. That's your local yokel tax dollars at works, folks!

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Tony Kisner 4 years, 6 months ago

Since the district stopped funding the bus service which I had to pay for anyway my kid walks 2.49 miles each way everyday. She almost was ran over by the very same bus she used to ride but no longer can the other day. I did attend Free State's homecoming at the new football stadium the other day though. Nice I mean real nice, Lew Perkins kind of nice.

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Danimal 4 years, 6 months ago

Shows how much the world has changed in the last couple decades. I used to walk or ride my bike to school pretty much everyday when I was a kid. Now kids need it to be a special day to do so. Heck, in the Eastern US some districts even prohibit kids from walking or riding their bikes to school.

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Norma Jeane Baker 4 years, 6 months ago

When I was in school, it was Walk to School Day every day. K-6 was one mile each way, which really wasn't bad because most of the time several of us all walked together. Jr. & Sr. High were much easier for me: one block to Jr. High and two blocks to Sr. High.

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