LITTLE ROCK, AR (Oct. 3, 2012) - Hundreds of thousands of students across the United States will set forth on a journey from their front door to the classroom door as part of International Walk to School Day today, Oct. 3.
More than 4,000 events are scheduled among all 50 states, and walkers from the U.S. will join children and adults in 40 countries in activities that stress safety and physical activity as part of a healthy lifestyle.
Walk to School events work to create safer routes for walking and bicycling and emphasize the importance of issues such as increasing physical activity among children, pedestrian safety, traffic congestion, concern for the environment and building connections between families, schools and the broader community.
According to the Walk to School website, walking events are planned here in Arkansas at Forest Park Elementary and Jefferson Elementary in Little Rock, Crestwood Elementary in North Little Rock, Hurricane Creek Elementary in Bryant, Eagle Mountain Magnet School in Batesville, Malvern Elementary in Malvern, Health/Wellness & Environmental Studies Magnet School in Jonesboro, Wynne Intermediate School in Wynne and Yellville-Summit Elementary School in Yellville.
For additional information on the walk to school movement, please visit these websites: