International Walk to School Day
- October 8, 2008
Look both ways before crossing the street. When walking along a street, remain on the sidewalk. Do not talk to strangers. It’s rules like these and more that students will be learning Wednesday, October 8, at Buchanan Elementary School. At 3:25 pm, the school’s students and parents / volunteers will participate in International Walk to School Day by accompanying students who walk home.
Organized locally by Safe Kids Baton Rouge at Buchanan Elementary, this special day will include anyone who would like to participate in teaching safe pedestrian behaviors and escort children from school to home.
Pedestrian injury is the second leading cause of injury-related death for children ages 5-14. Each year nationally, close to 600 child pedestrians are killed. To combat this national problem, Safe Kids Worldwide and sponsor FedEx Express developed Safe Kids Walk This Way, a multifaceted project designed to enhance safety for children walking to and from school. The International Walk is part of this program.
For more information or to participate, contact Crystal Pichon, community outreach coordinator, at (225) 282-3282 or firstname.lastname@example.org or contact Principal Patrice Hudson at the school, (225) 343-4585.
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