International Walk & Roll to School Day (W2SD)

W2SD 2024 is Wednesday, October 9th!

What are the Benefits?

Studies show that students who skip the car, and walk or bike to school have higher test scores, and better grades.  Not only is it good for your body, but the environment benefits too. Consider getting a group of parents and kids to walk to school that day.

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Are you ready to take a step towards a healthier and more sustainable future? Join us for Walk to School Day, a global movement dedicated to promoting the benefits of walking to school. On this special day, communities from all over come together to encourage students, parents, and educators to leave the car keys at home and embrace the simple joy of walking to school.

What is International Walk & Roll to School Day?

International Walk & Roll to School Day (W2SD) is an annual event celebrated worldwide. It’s a day when schools, families, and communities unite to:

  1. Promote Health: Walking is an excellent way to stay active and healthy. It helps students get their daily dose of exercise, improves concentration, and contributes to a better overall well-being.
  2. Reduce Traffic Congestion: By walking instead of driving, we can reduce traffic congestion around schools, making the morning commute safer and less stressful for everyone.
  3. Connect Communities: Walking to school fosters a sense of community as students and parents walk together, chat with neighbors, and enjoy the fresh air.
  4. Protect the Environment: Fewer cars on the road mean less air pollution and a smaller carbon footprint, helping to combat climate change and create a cleaner environment for future generations.

Want to Participate?

Participating in W2SD is easy:

  1. Mark Your Calendar: Find out the date for Walk to School Day in your region and mark it on your calendar.
  2. Plan Your Route: Choose a safe walking route to school. Consider organizing group walks with friends and neighbors for added fun and safety.
  3. Get Involved: Encourage your school to participate and promote the event within your community. You can also organize fun activities like themed walks, healthy breakfasts, or walking contests.
  4. Share Your Experience: On Walk to School Day, share your experience on social media using the official hashtag and help inspire others to join the movement.

Why Does Walk & Roll to School Day Matter?

By participating in W2SD, you’re not only improving your own health but also making a positive impact on your community and the environment. Let’s come together, take a step towards a healthier lifestyle, and pave the way for a greener, cleaner, and more connected future.

Join us for Walk to School Day and be a part of a global movement dedicated to making our communities healthier, happier, and more sustainable. Together, we can make a difference, one step at a time.

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