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The Times
  • Walk to School event postponed to Friday

  • The Little Falls Middle School’s International Walk to School Day event has been postponed. Originally scheduled for today, the walk will now take place Friday morning, middle school teacher and walk organizer Teresa Lee said in an email.

    The walk will begin at 8:30 a.m. at Burke Park.

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  • The Little Falls Middle School’s International Walk to School Day event has been postponed. Originally scheduled for today, the walk will now take place Friday morning, middle school teacher and walk organizer Teresa Lee said in an email.
    The walk will begin at 8:30 a.m. at Burke Park.
    The one-day event is part of an international effort to encourage families to get out of their cars and on to their feet to enjoy the benefits of walking and bicycling to school.
    Students at Little Falls Middle School will combine their walk with the anti-bullying campaign Rachel’s Challenge, designed to help students increase positive behaviors, eliminate prejudice and be inspired to take action locally in their schools and communities.
    Rachel’s Challenge is the story of Rachel Scott, the first student killed at Columbine High School.
    Lee said the school will begin its “chain reaction of kindness” during the walk.
    She also said participants will try to wear blue, “the color chosen for anti-bullying week, which happens to be the same week as International Walk to School week.”
    Walk to School Day was founded in 1997 as a way to bring community leaders and children together to build awareness of the need for communities to be more walkable. By 2002, children, parents, teachers and community leaders in all 50 states and the District of Columbia joined nearly 3 million walkers around the world to celebrate the second annual International Walk to School Day. In 2011, students and parents from more than 4,000 U.S. schools joined millions of Walk to School Day and Month participants worldwide. The one-day event has grown to a month-long celebration.
    Walk to School events will take place throughout the month. To view the names and locations of registered schools participating in Walk to School Day, visit www.walktoschool.org/who/index.cfm.
    For more information about Walk to School Day, visit www.walkbiketoschool.org.
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