Several local schools participate in International Walk to School Day

Winterfield Elementary School students walk to school Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2011 for National Walk to School Day.

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by NewsChannel 36 Staff

WCNC.com

Posted on October 5, 2011 at 9:16 AM

Updated Wednesday, Oct 5 at 9:38 AM

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Wednesday is International Walk to School Day and several schools in the Charlotte area are participating in this year's event.

One school is Winterfield Elementary in east Charlotte where principal Regina Boyd and her administration are leading the event at their school and community.

“Today we hope to focus on health awareness and bring the community into our school and show our students how to walk safely,” Boyd said. “That can be to school, or safely around the neighborhood after school.”

The state Department of Transportation says about 66 schools in North Carolina are participating in International Walk to School Day.

Events range from one-day observations to month long programs focused on pedestrian and bicycle education as well as safety awareness.

“A lot of our neighbors have called and let us know they will be on our front porch  or joining the kids to walk to school,” Boyd said.

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