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星期三, 4月 12, 2017

Red Sox Mascots, City Officials Join Thousands of BPS Students for Annual Walk to School Day

Red Sox Mascots, City Officials to Join Thousands of BPS Students for Annual Walk to School Day
BOSTON - Tuesday April 11, 2017 - An estimated 4,000 Boston Public Schools (BPS) students from over 22 elementary, middle, and K-8 schools will take to the streets on Wednesday, April 12th, in the 2nd Annual BPS "Walk to School Day" event. This day celebrates the efforts of Safe Routes to School Boston, a city-wide initiative aimed at making walking to school safe, popular, and fun. City and BPS officials will accompany students on their walks. 
Safe Routes to School is part of a national program with a comprehensive approach that encourages students and their families to walk, bike, or use other forms of active transportation to commute to and from school. It teaches students and families safe walking habits; works with city agencies to improve infrastructure; and engages families through events such as Walk to School Day. These efforts not only boost students' health and academic readiness, but they support the BPS Wellness Policy. The 2nd Annual BPS Spring Walk to School Day celebrates these efforts and kicks off the spring walking season. Children who walk to school tomorrow will get more than an academic boost. Students on their way to the Ellis Elementary school will get a surprise visit by Wally the Green Monster and his little sister Tessie, the Red Sox mascots. Other schools will congratulate walkers with stickers and other prizes, and many students will be greeted by a variety of city officials.