October Walk To School Days

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Walk to School Day Celebrations at Sierra Vista, Virginia Rose and George Washington Elementary Schools

  • Wednesday, October 3, 2018 - Sierra Vista and Virginia Lee Rose Schools,  6:45 a.m. at McNally Memorial Park in Madera (@ Sunrise Avenue and Roosevelt Avenue)
  • Wednesday, October 24, 2018 - George Washington Elementary School, 6:45 a.m. at John Wells Youth Center, 701 E. 5th Street, Madera

The absence of safe, walkable communities is a leading cause of physical inactivity. This is compounded in rural communities lacking sidewalks and other infrastructure to support walking and bicycling where people often must travel long distances to schools and other destinations.

The International Walk to School Day Celebrations at George Washington, Sierra Vista and Virginia Lee Rose elementary schools calls attention to this issue.  The events begin at 6:45 a.m. with fun exercise activities taking place in the park.  Then students, parents, and school staff from the three schools will walk and ride to school along with community leaders, arriving at the school at 7:15 a.m.  The event builds connections between families, schools and the broader Community.

Many thanks to the Madera County Department of Public Health’s SNAP-Ed Program, The University of California Cooperative Extension-CalFresh Program,   the City of Madera Police Department, the City of Madera Parks & Community Services,  as well as the staff and students at George Washington, Sierra Vista and Virginia Lee Rose elementary schools.  

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Funded by USDA SNAP-Ed, an equal opportunity provider and employer.