Menzie said, last year, about half the students participated and several neighborhoods — including Grandview, Cascade and Castle Rock — had formed groups and made signs to celebrate the event.
“We hope people will continue to walk to school the entire month,” Menzie said.
The National Center for Safe Routes to School provides schools with ideas on how to sustain interest in walking and biking to school, such as educating parents and children on pedestrian safety skills so they become confident enough to continue walking.
Second-grade student Joshua Lameda said he was having a lot of fun walking to school with friends from his neighborhood.
“Walk to School Day presents a great opportunity for children and families in our area to get outside and move together,” said Meagan Carter of the Wellness Now coalition. “It’s a fun way for kids to get physical activity with family and friends, all while demonstrating community and school spirit.”
For more information about Walk or Bike to School Day, visit walkbiketoschool.org.