Our Lady of Grace Catholic Elementary School celebrated International Walk to School Day on October 4th, with its parent community; School Trustee, Elizabeth Crowe; Aurora Mayor, Geoff Dawe; Activate Aurora members; York Regional Police; and other community partners. International Walk to School Day is a global celebration that encourages students to take active routes to school, and is generally held on the first Wednesday of October.
At Our Lady of Grace CES, students and families were encouraged to walk to school, in an effort to address issues stemming from physical inactivity. Students who were unable to walk to school, such as those who took the bus, participated in the fitness celebrations by walking laps on the school’s field once they arrived at school.
Activate Aurora helped to organize the fun morning; it’s mission is to help Aurora, Ontario become Canada’s most active community. Students participated in fun fitness activities, and pledged to become more physically active. The school’s cross-country team also showed their school spirit before heading out to their track meet.
Did you know: Nearly three of four Canadian children, ages 5-14 are being driven to school?