What, November already?!
Yes, Walktober has come to an end, and we are thrilled with what we’ve heard from schools so far.
In Winnipeg, Luxton School’s annual community walk has also become an anticipated event. For 2018, students had extra room to move thanks to a special Winnipeg Police escort, who made sure students could walk right down the street. Near the banks of the Red River, students learned about our Red River, and what they can do to keep our water clean.
Ruth Hooker School in Selkirk has been doing Walk to School day breakfasts for a number of years now, and this year 74 STUDENTS out of a little more than 100 walked to school, about triple the usual number! Not bad at all! Advice for other schools? “Food, Food, Food really brings people together”!
Prize draws for one of our 5 themed packages will be made after our survey closes at 5pm on Friday, November 9!
Walktober allows schools to test out walk-to-school events and year-round programs, but there’s so much more! What’s next? We suggest trying out a once-weekly “Walking Wednesday/Footloose Friday” to help students keep a routine—new habits can take a while to build! Maybe parents are apprehensive about their kids’ maturity? The Let Grow Project is a free and easy way to help empower students and their families, with some great side benefits in the classroom.
Do you have a walk-to-school story you’d like to share? Leave us a comment!