A number of students from Linwood E Howe will be walking to school on Wednesday Oct. 3 along with parents, teachers and community leaders.
The event will begin at 8 a.m. with kids, parents and community leaders walking from City Hall to Linwood E Howe Elementary. Walkers will arrive at the school at 8.30 a.m.
In 2011, International Walk to School Day was celebrated at more than 4,000 events at schools across the United States, along with children and adults in 40 countries around the world.
According to a release from Linwood Howe, Walk to School Day events “raise awareness of the need to create safer routes for walking and bicycling and emphasize the importance of issues such as increasing physical activity among children, pedestrian safety, traffic congestion and concern for the environment.”
International Walk to School Day was established in the United States in 1997 by the Partnership for a Walkable America. Canada and Great Britain already had walk to school programs in place. In 2000, these three countries joined together to create International Walk to School Day.
The Lin Howe event is being organized by the Linwood E Howe Safe Routes to School Committee. As well as promoting International Walk to School Day, the committee is responsible for organizing a weekly walking school bus each Friday, and promoting safe walking, cycling and scooting to school.
For more information on the Lin Howe walk, please contact Principal Kim Indelicato at 310-842-4338.
For additional information about the walk to school project, visit the following websites: