PRESS RELEASE

DATE:  October 3, 2017

CONTACT:  
Cristen McMillan
Phone:  772-564-5527 

 

Vero Beach, FL, October 3, 2017 - Several students from the School District of Indian River County will walk to school on Wednesday, October 4th, 2017, along with parents, teachers, and community leaders.

A few examples of schools in our district that are participating are: 

  • Pelican Island Elementary participants will be walking from Schumann Tennis Courts at 1091 Schumann Drive in Sebastian starting at 7:30 a.m. and proceeding to Pelican Island Elementary at 1355 Schumann Drive, picking up all students along the route and walking together.
  • Vero Beach Elementary (VBE) is doing a "chalk to school.” Parents, community members, and school staff are decorating the sidewalks with inspirational messages for the students to see, as they walk the route to VBE at 1770 12th Street.  They will be meeting at Boys and Girls Club located at 1729 - 17th Avenue in Vero Beach at 7:40 a.m. on Wednesday morning.
  • Fellsmere Elementary School participants will be walking from the old Fellsmere Elementary location at 22 South Orange Street to their current school location at 50 North Cypress Street.

In the United States, International Walk to School Day is expected to include more than 5,000 events across all 50 states. Walkers from the U.S. will join children and adults in 40 countries around the world.

Walk to School Day events work 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, concern for the environment, and building connections between families, schools, and the broader community.

The event is being organized by individual schools in the district.  Please contact your student’s school for their Walk to School Day event.

Walk to School Day in the USA                           www.walktoschool.org                                   

National Center for Safe Routes to School         www.saferoutesinfo.org