Encouraging students—and parents—to move towards more sustainable modes of transportation isn’t easy, but this Wednesday (October 5th) at 8:30 a.m., many will be inspired to change their commuting habits as part of International Walk to School Day.
Students from Queen Elizabeth Public School will arrive at school using sustainable modes of transportation, such as by bus, walking, biking, rollerblading or skateboarding.
They will be greeted by Cool Captain Climate, who will be providing musical entertainment for those in attendance. Later, the students will take part in a celebratory march around the school.
"We hope that International Walk to School Day will inspire students to get to school in more eco-friendly means like biking or walking," says Johanna Hart, of Peterborough Green-Up in a release. "Not only will our environment benefit by having less pollution added to our air, but the students themselves benefit by moving around and being active on their daily commute to school."