This year, the Winter Walk Day celebration period has been extended to March 13th so it’s not too late to join the more than 300 schools that have already registered. Sign up here and your school could win a $200 gift certificate from Scholar’s Choice.
WWD 2020 stories from the field:
- Most parents at Alvin Curling PS in Scarborough drive their kids to school so the school used WWD to kick off a new “Active Start” initiative. Grade 6 students helped hand out tickets to walkers for a chance to win a prize. “We had over 225 students walk to school,” said Principal Wayne Leavey. “So it CAN be done!”
- At Ste. Anne CS in Kitchener, families began their WWD at a meeting point ten minutes away. “We asked students that take the bus or are driven to meet us here,” says Vice Principal Sandra Labelle. The group then picked up other students along the way. Watch the CTV report.
- In Guelph, WWD at Mitchell Woods PS became a pilot project to encourage more winter walking and 130 students rose to the challenge. “It’s invigorating. It starts your day off right,” says Principal Mair Gault. Read the story.