WOODBRIDGE—On Wednesday, Oct. 7, Woodbridge Township Mayor John McCormac, and Superintendent of Schools Dr. John Crowe walked several Woodbridge students to Lynn Crest School as part of National Walk Our Children To School Day. The walk was initiated to teach children about pedestrian safety and talk about simple ways to keep healthy.
The walk began at the home of Luke and Jillian Pero. McCormac took a few minutes to quiz the students, along with several of their friends about the importance of pedestrian safety. With children and parents in tow, they arrived at Lynn Crest Elementary School, and were greeted by Principal Scott Osborne.
Walk Our Children to School Day reminds us of the importance of two things, Crowe said. “One, that it is healthy for all of us, both adults and children, to obtain as much exercise as possible, and two, that it is important to spend as much time as possible with your children, even if that time is a casual walk to school.” said Crowe.
Children learned safety tips for walking in their physical education classes. Parental participation was encouraged through the distribution of letters that asked parents to review pedestrian safety as they walked their children to school.
Walk Our Children to School Day started as a simple idea: children and parents, school and local officials walking to school together on a designated day. Each year the event is coordinated between the Woodbridge Township School District and the Woodbridge Township Police Department.
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