Port Chester's Thomas Edison School, King Street School and Park Avenue School plan to join schools from around the world to celebrate International Walk to School Day on Wednesday.
For example, about 100 students from Thomas Edison School will be walking and rolling to school along with parents, teachers and community leaders. The event begins at 8 a.m. with kids, parents and community leaders walking.
"Last year, Thomas Edison School held it's first annual International Walk to School and we had a wonderful turnout," said Cynthia Oliveros, vice president
of the Thomas Edison School PTO. "Seeing the children's smiles and faces as they arrived at the school that morning is what made it all worth while. With the support, hard work and dedication of this community, the event was a huge a success."
In 2011, International Walk to School Day was celebrated at more than 4,000 events at schools across the United States, along with children and adults in 40 countries around the world.
Walk to School Day events raise awareness of the need to create safer routes for walking and bicycling and emphasize the importance of issues such as increasing physical activity among children, pedestrian safety, traffic congestion and concern for the environment. The events build connections between families, schools and the broader community.