As part 2017’s Arts on the Green Community Collaboration component, St. Andrew’s 1st -4th graders will participate in the third annual “We Walk,” a half-mile optional walk to the lower school planned for this Friday.
It will take place along Old Canton from Oakridge to the Lower School of St. Andrew’s School. We have asked our participants to be ready to walk at 7:45 AM. Our first group will start at Oakridge and pick up the second group at Crane as we all head to school that morning arriving there at 8:05AM.
There are a bunch of signs alerting everyone to the potential traffic delay that morning if you routinely take Old Canton north to get to work or school in the morning. (See a larger map here).
National Walk to School movements are designed to be a vibrant start to the school day which increases healthy activity and community awareness while decreasing carpool congestion, pollution and city traffic. Additionally, pedestrian cities with safe walkways have been shown to have better health and socio-economic markers including volunteerism, property value and community engagement. Walk to School efforts rely on the support of civic leaders and district fire and police to help protect and support children and parents in their healthy endeavors.
We will have civic leaders from the Jackson Police and Fire Departments helping us navigate our way to school during this fun, family activity demonstrating a healthy, positive, and green way to start off the school day. WE WALK promotes complete streets and walk/bike friendly cities.