Matsuyama kids stretch their legs, save gas

e-Connections Post Matsuyama

Matsuyama Elementary School students participated in International Walk to School Day on October 3.

Walking “buses” gathered at three locations near the school and “transported” students to school. Food services made sure students received apples upon their arrival.

The Partnership for a Walkable America sponsored the first National Walk Our Children to School Day in Chicago in 1997, modeled after the United Kingdom’s walk to school events, and  communities around the United States have been celebrating Walk to School Day ever since.

The event was established as “International” in 2000, when Canada and the U.K. joined with the U.S. to celebrate. Around the globe, International Walk to School Month brings together more than 40 countries in recognition of the common interest in walking to school.