On October 9, 2013 Killington Elementary School (KES) joined thousands of schools worldwide to celebrate International Walk to School Day. 52 schools in Vermont, more than 3,800 schools in the nation and schools in 40 countries participated. Although this was the 17th annual International Walk to School Day, this was the first year that KES joined the celebration.
Over 30 students enjoyed walking to school on the chilly morning. They were accompanied by parents, the school principal, a representative of the Killington Active Seniors, a town selectman and the Police Chief.
We hope parents and students will continue making walking or biking part of their morning routine. Walking or biking to the bus stop or parking at Casey's Caboose and walking the last 1/2 mile to school together are great ways to promote a cleaner environment and happier, healthier students.
Many thanks to the Hemlock Ridge Condo Association, Town of Killington, Casey's Caboose, KES School Board, Parents, Staff and most of all students for making the celebration walk a reality! Thanks also to Beth and Peter Hike and the students for creating the artistic Walking School Bus!
Here are some great pictures of the walk Kim Gaines took to share with everyone: