Fort Washington students participate in National Walk to School Day -- Gazette.Net


Students at Indian Queen Elementary School in Fort Washington donned orange and walked about a half-mile around their school Oct. 9 to promote National Walk or Bike to School Day.

About 160 students participated in the event, smiling and holding signs as they walked around their campus. The National Walk or Bike to School day is an event held each year to promote active living by having students walk or bike to school or designate a starting place at the school if it is too far from home, according to the event’s website. Principal Aundrea McCall said even though a lot of her children walked to school she wanted them to group up with the parents and walk together.

“It was a motivator for school spirit,” McCall said. “The parents wanted to come out and support the students.”