On Wednesday, October 5th, Rymfire Elementary had their yearly Walk to School Day for their students. This day is for students to walk to school, if they live close enough, instead of taking a car or bike. Walk to School Day is a way to show students how they can make their lifestyle healthier.
“Walk to School Day in the USA began in 1997 as a one-day event aimed at building awareness for the need for walkable communities and as a way to promote walking for fitness,” explained Mrs. Barbara Sauvelpahkick, Rymfire Elementary School’s Principal.
RES started this tradition since they first opened in 2006. The administrators, teachers, and staff members meet the students at designated intersections in the neighborhoods and then walk together to the school. They do Walk to School Day to encourage exercise and help students maintain a better lifestyle.
“Rymfire is in a residential neighborhood, and it’s within walking distance for many students. Walk to School Day is a wonderful way to begin the day, the students are not only getting exercise, but have an opportunity to socialize,” Mrs. Stacey Fabrizio, a RES Health teacher, said.
This event goes perfectly with Rymfire’s Flagship Program: Medical Sciences, Health, and Fitness. The school encourages their students, families, and staff to participate. They usually have a good amount of participation from many students. Walk to School Day is an awesome way to give students a push to maintain a healthy life.