Walktober A Success At North Natomas Schools

International Walk To School month – Walktober – proved to be an eventful and successful month for schools throughout North Natomas. Five sites participated by hosting events and month-long promotions.

Despite rainy weather, howling winds and dark mornings, students came out in droves to celebrate International Walk to School Day at Regency Park and Westlake Charter during a storm. H. Allen Hight kicked off their Walk to School program on International Walk to School Day, and Heron and Natomas Park promoted month-long events to get kids and their families to use an active form of transportation to get to school.

All these festivities are part of a year-round walk to school programs with catchy names such as Two Feet Tuesdays, Walking Wednesdays and Footloose Friday, where students are encouraged walk, bike, skate and scoot to school each week. They can also join a walking school bus, where parent volunteers walk groups of students to school.

Walking to school not only promote health, student alertness and readiness to learn, but also helps relieve congestion and unsafe traffic conditions around the school that promotes, for health, environment and community.

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