Walking to school will be celebrated and demonstrated at Roxhill Elementary May 16

For the past two years Roxhill Elementary has enjoyed grants to fund Safe Routes to School, a program that promotes both student safety and physical health in an all-school walk to school day on Friday, May 16 at 9am.

Local walking promotion organization Feet First has been working with the school to implement the grant that has helped make walking and biking easier and safer for Roxhill families.

A remote bus drop-off will allow students, who take the bus, to walk the remaining three blocks to school, while other students in the neighborhood are encouraged to walk to school by joining parent-led Walking School Buses. A Walking School Bus is a group of children and adults who walk to school together from particular location.

Representative Eileen Cody of the 34th Legislative District and Seattle School Board Member Marty McLaren, representing District 6, will join students on their walk to school. Band Director Marcus Pimpleton and the Denny International Middle School Marching Band will march with the students and perform in front of the school.

The buses will drop students off at 29th Avenue SW and SW Barton Street, at the northwest corner of Roxhill Park. Students will then walk to Roxhill Elementary School, 9430 30th Ave SW, Seattle Washington 98126.

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