It is fun to walk to school in Port Towns

It is hard to believe that just two months ago was Walk to School Day. As the weather gets colder, it is important to remember that kids have FUN when walking and bicycling to school as we see here at Rogers Heights Elementary School in the Port Towns. Check out the great Walk to School Day event and don’t let the weather deprive your kids of the joy of walking and bicycling to school!

This Walk to School Day event was a great partnership between the Port Towns Youth Council Wellness Ambassadors, Rogers Heights Elementary School, Kaiser Permanente and the Town of Bladensburg.

Rogers Heights Elementary School is 100% bused so students were dropped off down the street at the high school.

Rogers Heights Elementary School is 100% bused so students were dropped off down the street at the high school. Wellness Ambassadors greeted the students as they stepped off the buses. Parents also came with their students to the high school to walk.

Thanks to the Wellness Ambassadors, high school students who got out of bed early to walk with the Rogers Heights students!

Thanks to the Wellness Ambassadors who got out of bed early to walk with the Rogers Heights students! The Wellness Ambassadors are high school students (in green shirts) participating in the Port Towns Youth Council.

Students made signs about walking for health!

Students made signs about walking for health! The principal and teachers were all very excited about Walk to School Day and worked with the students to get them ready!

And we are off! Students walk to school with Bladensburg Mayor Walter Lee James, Jr.

And we are off! Students walk to school with Bladensburg Mayor Walter Lee James, Jr. You can’t see them but Town of Bladensburg Police provided an escort to ensure safety.

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Once at school, the students were greeted by Olympic Champion Dominique Dawes.

The Kaiser Permanente Super Weevil taught students about pedestrian safety through an interactive game.

The Kaiser Permanente Super Weevil taught students about pedestrian safety through an interactive game.

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Look at the smiling faces! Now is the time to start planning for your walk and bike to school event in the spring!

Thanks to Brittney Drakeford of End Times Harvest Ministries for all the great pictures!

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About Christine Green
The Safe Routes to School Greater Washington region of the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virgina is part of the Safe Routes to School National Partnership regional network project. Christine Green is the Greater Washington regional policy manager.

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