Fairway Students 'Walk It Out' in Wildwood
Devoting a specific project to promoting fitness and health allowed Fairway Elementary School students to plug into International Walk To School Day.
To participate in "International Walk To School Day" on Oct. 5, students and staff throughout the Rockwood School District walked and biked to school on Wednesday. Students, parents and staff at Fairway Elementary School celebrated a little early by observing the day on Sept. 28.
The project is designed solely to help promote health and fitness.
“Rockwood understands the importance of physical activity and the district works to promote opportunities for students and staff to get active so they can live happy, healthy lives,” said Eddie Mattison, facilitator of the district's health and physical education. “Walk and Bike to School Day is one way we can come together in celebration of health and fitness.”
In addition to Walk and Bike to School Day, students are offered other opportunities for fitness. For example, LaSalle Springs Middle School teacher Taryn Litton and counselor Alice Patton organize monthly bike rides with up to 25 students along the Meramec River Trail in Wildwood.
“Bike Club is a great way for us to interact with students outside of the classroom, while also sharing our passion for riding,” said Litton. “Not only are we able to build positive relationships with students, but we are all making strides to be healthy.”