The Center for Childhood Safety (CCS) will support Green Bay area schools for International Walk to School Day on Wednesday, October 4, 2017.
Walk to School Day events raise awareness of the need to create safer routes for walking and bicycling and emphasizes the importance of increasing physical activity among children, pedestrian safety, traffic congestion, and concern for the environment. The events build connections between families, schools, and the broader community.
Although the day of international recognition focuses on healthy habits, CCS has added its own safety flair to the event.
“We love to see kids being more active and healthy, but we also want to make sure they’re going about it safely,” said Emily Gossens, Program Coordinator at the Center for Childhood Safety. “Schools participating in the day have received curriculum that includes pedestrian and bike safety, so they can practice these skills during the event.”
Schools can participate in the event in a variety of ways, from meeting at a nearby location and walking together to school, to meeting at their school and walking a lap together around the school.
Mayor Schmitt will join Jackson Elementary students at Lyndahl Funeral Home (1350 Lombardi Ave., Green Bay, WI 54304) at 7:30 a.m. to make the walk to school together.
For more information about this event, please visit www.walkbiketoschool.org. For general childhood safety information, please call the Center for Childhood Safety at 920-272-0110 or visit www.ccsgb.org.