By Amy Wallot
The morning of May 7was about 70 degrees, sunny and an absolutely gorgeous day to walk to school for National Bike to School Day. Most of the students I saw at Northside Elementary School (Woodford County) had chosen to walk. But later in the week Southside Elementary was having a bike-only event.
The students who lived too far away to walk to school were dropped off at a set location a couple of blocks away from the school. Once a small group had gathered, a chaperone would follow them as they headed to the school. The students I talked with said they really enjoyed the walk and would do it again.
Melody Hamilton, physical education program manager for Woodford County Schools, said the district is taking Gov. Steve Beshear’s KY Health Now initiative to heart by encouraging students and their families to lead active, healthy lives to improve their overall wellness.
“Walking or riding your bike to school is healthier for you and a great way to get your blood flowing,” Hamilton said.