Walk to School Day 2013 is scheduled for October 2!
Walk to School Day is an international event that reminds everyone of the simple joy of walking to school, the health benefits of an active lifestyle, and the sense of community that comes with being out together.
In 2007 thirty-eight schools throughout the seven Spartanburg Districts participated in Walk To School Day, achieving the highest participation of any County in the state. In 2008, forty-three schools participated, which was the highest rate of participation in Spartanburg County’s history and is higher than any county in South Carolina! We’d like to continue this tradition in 2010 so get your school registered!
Your local organizers - Partners for Active Living, DHEC Region 2, Chartwells and Safe Kids - are joining forces with Eat Smart, Move More...SC (ESMMSC) to provide tools, tips, resources and incentives to assist you in planning and implementing events at your school. To receive WTSD items from Eat Smart, Move More, you must register your school at www.walktoschool.org.
The deadline for registration is fast approaching. Once registered, your school will receive planning materials and incentive items from Eat Smart, More More and will be eligible to compete in our local Chartwells Golden Shoe Award (1st place -$500 cash, 2nd place- $300 cash, 3rd place- $200 cash). Award details will be outlined to participating schools
Participation in Walk to School Day does NOT require that your students actually walk to school. Events that allow children to walk at school can demonstrate the importance of having a healthy, active lifestyle. Please join us in walking for a healthier, safer and more active Spartanburg!
Criteria for the Golden Shoe Award:
1. Celebration of WTSD served as a catalyst for the establishment of sustainable physical activity programs within the school.
2. Other school and community groups encouraged to participate in the planning and implementation of the WTSD events (ie. PTO, public safety, student athletes from surrounding colleges/schools, public officials).
3. Parents invited to participate in the WTSD event.
4. Other school activities creatively incorporated into the WTSD festivities (ie. poster contest, safety assembly, walking banners made by each class).
Congratulations to the 2012 Golden Shoe Winners
First place: Oakland Elementary-District 2
Second place: Mary H. Wright Elementary-District 7
Third place: New Prospect Elementary-District 1