Mills Lawn students walk and roll to school
- Published: October 9, 2014
For Walk to School Day last Wednesday, Mills Lawn Students were encouraged to get themselves to school under their own power. And they came, by foot, by bike and the occasional skateboard. The mood was an exhilarating blend of recess, celebration and the general well-being of a crisp fall morning.
Organized by the Mills Lawn Student Council, and with assistance from parents and professionals and village police, the event, now in its second year, attained a 75 percent turnout, according to principal Matt Housh, significantly higher than last year.
Once at school, walkers and riders found various stations, which included exercise areas for jump roping, hula hooping, and mats for push ups and sit ups.
Other stations included a large map, where riders and walkers could indicate their starting points with stickers, and a large easel where participants could sign their name.
Volunteers provided healthy snacks in the form of apples, bananas, home-baked muffins, and organic fruit chews. Information on the Safe Routes to School program, maps and reflective stickers were also given away. Participants also had a chance to enter a raffle for a set of bicycle lights, Bulldog Spirit Wear and mugs.