Local Students Become 'Walking School Bus'

Tallahassee, FL - About 75 students from Florida High walked to school this morning, along with parents, teachers and community leaders.

It was "International Walk to School Day," to fight childhood obesity and promote fun physical activity.

The group met at Southwood Town Center, and trotted all the way to school.

One mother, Alice Bonn, says, "Today is my birthday. I couldn't think of a better way than to get up early and walk to school at Florida High as the "walking school bus" with my three girls to promote good health, exercise, and safety."

Bonn's second grade daughter says, "It's really fun to get up and exercise and I really love Florida High. It's really fun walking there because they hold up these signs that say, stop, look both ways, and then they keep going."

Before the walk, Tallahassee's First Lady, Jane Marks, led the kids in a warm up.

Last year, International Walk to School Day was celebrated at more than four-thousand schools nationwide.

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