Tallahassee, FL -- October 5, 2011 --
"Hike it, Bike it, Like it."
That's the slogan of the 2011 "Walk to School Day."
Dozens of students, parents, and teachers from Florida High School in Tallahassee's Southwood community walked to school together Wednesday morning (Oct. 5.)
It was International "Walk to School Day," which aims to encourage a more walkable America.
"I think it's very fun and I get exercise." Says 4th grader Cassidy Bonn.
Teacher Dawn Jimenez says, "FSUS or Florida High as it's commonly known, is a commuter school and not a lot of kids actually get to walk. So we're trying to promote social interaction among students and try to get them out for a little bit of exercise in the morning."
The first lady of Tallahassee, Jane Marks, led the group in stretch exercises before the walk.
She, the mayor, and other city, county, and community leaders joined in for the morning trek to school.
The group met at the Southwood Town Center and made it way to Florida High. The walk is about three-quarters of a mile.
Just like school work, teachers hope this will be a life-long lesson.