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UGDSB students walked (and wheeled) to school on October 2

October 2, 2019

GUELPH, Ontario – Students and staff from across the Upper Grand District School Board put on their raincoats and boots and walked, biked or rolled to school on October 2.

Walk to school day is held annually on October 2 as a way of promoting the healthy benefits of walking or biking to school. Every year hundreds of UGDSB students celebrate the day by walking or rolling to school. At schools where the majority of students are bussed, students are given the opportunity to spend time outside during the school day.

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On October 2, students and staff from Sir Isaac Brock Public School, along with students from St. Ignatius Catholic School gathered at Howden Crescent Park prior to their walk. Also at the park were representatives from both boards, the Active and Safe Routes to School committee, the City of Guelph, Wellington Dufferin Public Health and Wellington Dufferin Student Transportation Services.

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There are many known benefits to walking or rolling to school including improvements in academic performances, providing students with life experience, spending time outdoors, increasing positive mental health in students and ensuring daily exercise. The initiative also sees less vehicle activity on roads around schools.

Did you walk or roll to school today? Share some of the benefits to walking to school by tweeting @ugdsb using #IWALK2019 and #UGLearnGreen.

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