Crisfield, MD – Carter G. Woodson Elementary School is hosting a Walk to School Day Event for students with the help of Somerset County Health Department’s Safe Routes to School Initiative on May 4th, 2021.
Students have been invited and encouraged to join in the Walk to School Day event along with parents, teachers and the Somerset County Health Department staff.
Kids, parents and community leaders will begin walking at the old Whittington Elementary lot on Asbury Avenue at 8 am. Walkers will arrive at the school around 8:30 am. To address safety concerns, two pop-crosswalks have been placed along the walking route.
After the event, students will have the chance to wave and meet the Delmarva Shorebirds mascot, Sherman. Students will also receive light refreshments provided by the school, giveaways like coloring books, sunglasses and umbrellas, and there will be time to educate students about the importance of safely walking to and from school.
Walk to School Day events raise awareness of the need to create safer routes for walking and bicycling as well as emphasize the importance of increasing physical activity among students, pedestrian safety, traffic congestion and concern for the
environment. The event builds connections between families, schools and the broader community.
The event is being organized by Somerset County Health Department, Administrative staff at Woodson Elementary School and America Walks. To learn more about Walk To School Day, please visit www.walkbiketoschool.org or www.saferoutesinfo.org. For additional local information, please call (443)-523-1700.