Every October, schools across the county–and the world–celebrate International Walk and Roll to School Day, designed to encourage students, families and the school community to roll, walk, bicycle, take transit, or use other non-motorized transportation to get to school.
Our PMS Leadership students and staff will be in front of the school the morning of Oct. 6th to welcome and energize our walk n roll students!
Why Should We Celebrate and Encourage Walking and Rolling to School?
- In one generation, the number of kids walking and bicycling to school has dropped from 71% to 18%.
- Transportation is responsible for nearly 40% of the Bay Area’s harmful greenhouse gas emissions.
- Seventy-five percent of California students are not able to pass basic fitness standards.
- Travel to school accounts for approximately 21% of all morning traffic.
- It is an easy way for children to get the recommended 60 minutes of daily physical activity.
Walking and Rolling Safety Tips
Here are some tips for students and families to keep in mind while walking and rolling:
Covid-19 Safety Tips
- Always maintain a 6-foot distance from others if you do not live with them while you are walking or rolling.
- If a six-foot distance is unavoidable when you’re outside, wear a mask. Wearing a mask is encouraged, even if you are outside and if other people are not nearby.
- Avoid touching items, like handrails and door handles, when you are out walking and rolling.
- If you touch something, either use hand sanitizer or, when you are back at home, wash your hands.
- Avoid touching your face.
- Walk and roll in non-crowded places to maintain physical distance.