Memphis City Schools has partnered with the City of Memphis, Healthy Kids & Teens and Healthy Memphis Common Table to host the fourth annual “International Walk to School Day.”
Nearly 600 Cordova Elementary School students, parents and staff – outfitted in “Spirit Shirts” and carrying posters decorated by students – are expected to participate in this nationwide event.
The “Walk Day Parade” is scheduled for Wednesday, October 3 at 7:45 a.m., and will begin at the Bert Ferguson Community Center and continue to Cordova Elementary. Upon arriving at the school, students will participate in activities and games sponsored by the Cordova Elementary PTA.
In 2011, more than 4,000 schools across the country took part in the International Walk to School Day. Walk to School Day events are designed to raise awareness of the fight against childhood obesity and promote physical activity.
In addition to promoting healthy lifestyles, these events also raise awareness for the need of safe routes for student walkers and cyclists. This program builds strong connections between schools, families and the community.