The sidewalks on Big Blue Trace were crowded on Wednesday, Oct. 2 when Wellington Elementary School participated in National Walk to School Day. Staff, students and their families showed up bright and early for an energetic start to the morning.
Wellington Mayor Ann Gerwig and Vice Mayor Michael Napoleone were happy to be a part of the event, and the school also thanks the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office and Capt. Rolando Silva.
The crowd started gathering in front of Temple Beth Torah at 7:15 a.m., and the walk promptly began at 7:30 a.m. When the children arrived at the school, they received safety-related prizes.
Encouraging children to walk to school is a way to instill them with active habits that can contribute to a lifelong healthy lifestyle. Many parents who have participated in Walk to School Day say that it has been a valuable way to spend time with their children and to socialize with other parents and neighbors.