Beaufort Elementary School will be joining schools from around the world to celebrate International Walk to School Day on October 9, 2015.
Students from Beaufort Elementary will be walking and rolling to school along with parents, teachers and Beaufort County and City Police.
The event will begin at 7:45 a.m. with kids, parents and community leaders meeting at the Downtown Marina. At approximately 8:00 a.m. the walk will begin, led by a police escort. Other special activities associated with the walk include Safe Routes and Sammy Charm handouts.
In South Carolina, over 200 schools are expected to participate with a variety of events, including walk to school and walk at school events at schools located where it is too far or unsafe to walk. Events are supported by the South Carolina Safe Routes to School Resource Center, a federally-funded project of the South Carolina Department of Transportation.
Nationwide, International Walk to School Day is expected to be celebrated at over 4,000 events at participating schools. Walkers from the U.S. will join children and adults in 40 countries around the world.
Walk to School events work to create safer routes for walking and bicycling and emphasize the importance of increasing physical activity among children, pedestrian safety, traffic congestion, concern for the environment and building connections between families, schools and the broader community. The event is being organized by Beaufort Elementary School, Beaufort Police and Safe Routes to School.