Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Kemp Elementary Participates in National Walk to School Day

COMMERCE CITY, Colo. (Oct. 6, 2010) – Adams County School District 14, which serves more than 7,000 students annually, participated in National Walk to School Day on October 6, 2010.

More than 120 Kemp Elementary School students, parents and teachers came together to celebrate the benefits of walking as they strolled from Lester Arnold High School to Kemp Elementary School – where they enjoyed refreshments and prizes.

Walking to school promotes health and wellness, benefits the environment and presents opportunities to reinforce safe walking tips with students.

“We applaud Kemp Elementary for its participation in National Walk to School Day, as a part of International Walk to School Month,” said Dr. Susan Chandler, Adams 14 Superintendent. “Our District supports wellness initiatives that enhance our students’ health and increase safety and awareness around student transportation to and from school.”

In Adams 14, Central Elementary, Rose Hill Elementary and Hanson PreK-8 School also celebrated National Walk to School Day by encouraging safe and healthy exercise on the way to and from school.

Since 1997, communities around the nation have been celebrating Walk to School Day. Current U.S. participation has reached a record high with more than 3,300 events taking place from all 50 states. Walk to School Day events are aimed at bringing forth permanent change to encourage a more walkable America — one community at a time. Click here for more information on International Walk to School Day in the United States.

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