Elementary schools across Hunterdon County celebrated International Walk and Roll to School Month in October by walking and bicycling to school. Over 900 students at Barley Sheaf School, Clinton Public School, Delaware Township School, Frenchtown Elementary School, Hampton Borough School, High Bridge Elementary School, High Bridge Middle School, Lambertville Public School, Lebanon Borough School, and Reading Fleming Intermediate School participated in “walking school buses”, designated chaperoned routes to school, or arrived to school by bike.
International Walk and Roll to School Month, celebrated globally and throughout New Jersey, provides an opportunity to encourage physical activity and to help students become safer pedestrians and bicyclists. Studies have found that walking and bicycling to school is also associated with higher overall physical activity throughout the day and better academic performance. Plus, it’s a fun way to start the school day!
Funded through the New Jersey Department of Transportation, goHunterdon facilitates the Hunterdon County Safe Routes to School Program at nearly twenty Hunterdon County elementary and intermediate schools. The program includes offering educational safety presentations and activities and promoting walk and bike to school events like International Walk and Roll to School Month.
For information about the Hunterdon County Safe Routes to School Program, contact Ryan Fisher, Safety Programs Manager, firstname.lastname@example.org.