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UGLearnGreen: October 2 is International Walk to School Day

Throughout the school year, the Upper Grand District School Board shares tips and resources that help UGDSB students and staff celebrate our planet. Additional Information on environmental initiative in the UGDSB can be found on the board website.

Participate in International Walk to School Day on October 2nd 2019!

In October, we celebrate “active travel” by encouraging students to walk, bike or roll between home and school, or to actively travel as much as they can in their local environments.

“In the ParticipACTION Active Healthy Kids Canada Report Card, the overall grade for children remains at a D- for the third year in a row. Overall, only 9% of 5-17 year olds are getting the 60 minutes of heart-pumping activity they need each day. And sadly, only 24% of 5-17 year olds are walking/wheeling/rolling to school. Our tendency to constantly watch over them or keep them indoors to ensure they are safe from risk limits their opportunities for physical activity, endangering their long-term health.”

 4 ways that walking, biking or rolling can benefit kids: 

Encourage your children to get outside and get active!

See how UGDSB students and staff are making a difference for the environment: #UGLearnGreen

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