On October 10th, over three dozen students from Escuela Plus Elementary school along with their parents and grandparents participated in International Walk To School Day. Parents put away their car keys and the children walked, and rode their bikes or scooters to participate in this exciting event. “Walk to School Day reinforces our school’s focus on a healthy lifestyle and highlights the importance of family and community,” said Dr. Sandra Roussell, Head of School at Escuela Plus Elementary.
International Walk to School Day is a global event that involves communities from more than 40 countries walking and biking to school on the same day. It began in 1997 as a one-day event. Over time, this event has become part of a movement for year-round safe routes to school, to promote more physical activity, and improved air quality.
Also joining the students on their walk was Deacon Jim Carper from St. Bernadette Catholic Church, John Chew and Shalita Myrick from Kaiser Permanente, Dina Andrews from the Office of Marqueece Harris-Dawson, Traffic Officers Billy Brown and Darryl Prince, and Sergeant Rafael Garcia from the Los Angeles Department of Transportation.