669 students from Boals Elementary located in Grayhawk subdivision of Frisco TX, joined schools from around the world to celebrate International Walk to School Day on October 5, 2011.
The event began at 7:00 am with kids, parents and teachers walking from their homes along safe routes patrolled by the PTA’s WATCH D.O.G.S program and other volunteers. Other special activities associated with the walk included a visit from "Rufus" the ambassador of Frisco Environmental Services, on October 4th to help kick off National Walk to School Day. Cheerleaders from LoneStarHigh School cheered the students on and welcomed them as they arrived at school.
The event was organized by the Boals PTA and kicked off their Walk to School Wednesday initiative that encourages students and parents to walk to school every Wednesday throughout the school year. This is part of the Texas Department of Transportation’s Safe Routes to School Program.
**For additional local information, please contact Grant Howell at 214-234-6901. ***
For additional information, please visit these Web sites:
International Walk to School in the USA www.walktoschool.org
NationalCenter for Safe Routes to School www.saferoutesinfo.org
International Walk to School www.iwalktoschool.org