This year on Wednesday, October 3, schools across San Francisco will participate in Walk & Roll to School Day—now celebrated in over 40 countries around the world!
Here in San Francisco, there is still room to grow: though 40% of San Francisco elementary school students live within walking distance of school, only 27% of students walk (or roll wheelchairs) to school.
Last year, in 2017, Mayor Ed Lee and Supervisor Ahsha Safai celebrated at Cleveland Elementary School, along with students, parents, teachers, school staff, and city leaders. Citywide, 76 schools and 11,000 elementary school students took part.
At the 2018 event, we’ll have fun gifts, but supplies are limited: Register your school today!
Walk & Roll to School Day is an opportunity to reap the many benefits of walking to school and start a healthy habit for a lifetime. Studies show that children who walk to school enjoy health benefits and academic advantages, as well as getting more quality bonding time with parents. Plus, walking to school gives children a sense of accomplishment, independence, and self-confidence.
Walk & Roll to School Day 2018 presented by:
Special thanks to 2018 Walk & Roll to School Day Sponsors: