Walk/Roll to School Day a big hit at Bancroft Elementary

e-Connections Post Hubert H. Bancroft
Bancroft kids wheel their bikes onto campusBancroft walkersPrincipal Flores helps patrol the crosswalk

Schools across Sacramento City Unified School District observed International Walk/Roll to School Day today, an event aimed at raising awareness of healthy lifestyle choices and pedestrian and cyclist safety.

At Hubert H. Bancroft Elementary School, SCUSD Superintendent José L. Banda greeted parents and students with Principal Enrique Flores.

International Walk to School Day is a global event that involves communities from more than 40 countries walking and biking to school on the same day.

Organized by the Partnership for a Walkable America, Walk to School Day began in 1997 as a one-day event aimed at building awareness for the need for walkable communities. It has, over time, become a staple event for schools.

Thousands of schools across America – from all 50 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico – participate every October.