CRD Walk and Wheel to School Week starts Oct. 1 for the Sooke School District. (iStock photo)

Walk and Wheel to School Week approaches for the Sooke School District

Schools use the week as a conversation-starter for healthy and active living

School District 62 is participating in the CRD Walk and Wheel to School Week 2018 beginning Oct. 1.

The campaign encourages year-round active school travel, and designates a week to it at the beginning of the school year.

Renee Hislop, principal at Colwood Elementary, said it’s provides a great opportunity as a school to talk about health and safety. Colwood Elementary teachers can start the conversation by helping kids think of safe ways to get to school and creative ways to be more active.

“Activity gets the brain ready to learn, and this event a way to have that conversation in their classes,” Hislop said.

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Kids are encouraged to ride their bike, scooter or walk to school during the week.

Colwood Elementary has participated in the past and this year through early bird registration, the school is going to be a “celebration station” to kick off the week-long event.

As a celebration station, there will be representatives from the Captial Regional District and fun swag for kids that they can use when walking to school such as bandanas and reflective zipper pulls.

Each student will track how many days and how far they walked to school during the week and Colwood Elementary will collect the data to track the school’s collective progress and share it with the students.

The event has two “celebration stations”, one at Colwood Elementary Monday Oct. 1 and Millstream Elementary Thursday, Oct. 4.


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