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Academy Street Students Trek to School

Students walk on the crosswalk on their way to school. thumbnail199892
Students walk on the crosswalk on their way to school. thumbnail199893
Students take a photo with a lion mascot. thumbnail199909
Academy Street students took advantage of the warm fall weather to participate in National Walk to School Day, held on Oct. 6. Instead of riding the school bus, many of the students formed walking groups, trekked on foot or rode a bike through the community with parents and peers to celebrate this annual event.

Principal Kerry Vann explained that the benefits to walking to school included increased physical activity, teachable moments about pedestrian and bicycling skills to children, showing concern for the environment and helping to reduce traffic congestion around campus. It was also a great way for students to share time with their parents, peers and members of the community.

Prior to Walk to School Day, students were encouraged to wear school colors, form walking groups, and create signs and banners. They were also encouraged to write a thank-you note to their crossing guard to show appreciation for keeping them safe on the way to and from school each day.
Bayport-Blue Point Eagle