Davidson Schools to Celebrate
“International Walk to School Day”:
Wednesday, October 5
Davidson Elementary School, the Community School of Davidson, Lake Norman Christian School, and Davidson Green School will join schools from around the world to celebrate “International Walk to School Day” on October 5.
This event is organized by the Town of Davidson and the North Carolina Active Routes to School Project along with Davidson Elementary School, the Community School of Davidson, the Lake Norman Christian School and the Davidson Green School. The Town of Davidson seeks to establish consistent walking and cycling programs as a commitment to the town’s emphasis on being a walking and bicycle friendly community.
Students will be walking and riding to school along with parents, teachers, Davidson College students, and community leaders. Some local schools will also engage in campus-wide pedestrian-themed activities
Walk to School Day seeks to raise awareness for pedestrian safety, environmental conservation, and the importance of physical activity. The events build connections between families, schools, and the broader community.
The Town of Davidson encourages all students to participate. Students who walk or bike regularly are encouraged to take their normal routes as a part of the event. Details for the event are listed below by participating school:
- Davidson Elementary School students can be dropped off, by bus or car, at the Davidson town green from 8:00 to 8:30 a.m. Adults will accompany students to the school via South Street. Students may also be dropped off at the South Prong Rocky River Greenway on Avinger Lane near The Pines. Volunteers will be present from 8:00 a.m. to 8:30 to assist students who bike or walk.
- Community School of Davidson families are invited to meet at Roosevelt Wilson Park from 7:30 to 7:50 a.m. to walk to school together. Community volunteers will pass out stickers. Physical education instructors will also facilitate pedestrian-themed activities throughout the week.
- Davidson Green School students, staff, and parents will walk to school as a group. They will gather at the Davidson town green and depart at 8:30 a.m.
- Lake Norman Christian School students can be dropped off in front of the Davidson Public Library at the Davidson town green. The library parking lot will serve as a carpool lane. Volunteers will greet children at the library starting at 7:40 a.m. and depart at 8:00 a.m.
“The Davidson Police Department continues to educate citizens on pedestrian safety and we hope to see lots of children and families walking to school,” said Corporal David Houk. “We were recently re-designated as a Walk Friendly Community and are proud that Davidson is such a walkable place – you’ll often see officers around town on foot patrol.”
For more information on Davidson’s “International Walk to School Day,” please contact Charlene Minor at (704) 892-3349 or firstname.lastname@example.org.