On Wednesday, October 6th, 2021, hundreds of students across Napa County will walk, bike, and roll to school in celebration of Walk & Roll to School Day.
Walk and Roll to School Day is an international event that encourages families to walk and bike to school on a regular basis as part of a healthy, active lifestyle. On the morning of Walk and Roll to School Day, school community volunteers rally together on campus to greet students who walk, bike, or roll to school and hand out snacks and prizes to celebrate.
Why walk or roll to school? Walking and rolling to school is beneficial for students’ physical and mental health by building exercise into their daily routine. Students who walk or roll to school have been shown to be more active throughout the day and to have improved academic performance. Students arrive to school feeling refreshed, energized, and ready to learn. Not to mention, more kids walking and rolling to school reduces car traffic around school zones, improving safety and air quality.
Quick tip! If it’s your first time having your student walk or roll to school, find a neighborhood buddy or small group to walk/roll together – it’s more fun for students and improves visibility!