As we’ve discussed before, a number of our schools participate in walk-to-school events as a way to increase awareness about healthy physical activity and to create fun experiences for our students. Three of our schools held such an event in early May, and Malletts Bay School also participated in International Walk to School Day on October 3; if you missed the story about that, you can read it here. (And did you see our recent post about Porters Point School’s students walking the equivalent distance of that between Colchester, Vermont, and Culpeper, Virginia? If not, you can read it here. The schools are working really hard to promote health and wellness!)
And now MBS has won a Saris bike rack as a result of their efforts to help build walkable communities!
According to the National Center for Safe Routes to School, MBS’s new free-standing, eight-bike rack meets all standards for best practices in bike parking and can be easily moved as needed.
As we’ve discussed in earlier CSD Spotlight articles, the national and worldwide walk-to-school events are designed to build awareness about health and wellness and to encourage the building of safe, walkable communities. And the Colchester School District Vision and Strategic Plan 2012–2017 emphasizes CSD’s work to foster wellness-oriented, balanced, and healthy learners; these efforts are a priority for our community!
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