Walk This Way Day encourages student wellness
Every 10 minutes, Hallowell Elementary students “walked this way” to one of 12 educational stations for Walk this Way Day on September 30.Community members at each station taught students safety practices, fitness routines and healthy lifestyle tips.
“Walk this Way Day is a fantastic way for students to learn while having fun outdoors and interacting with the community,” said Steve Glaize, principal of Hallowell Elementary School.
Students in all grade levels participated and rotated through the following stations:
•Stations 1, 7, 10: Fitness and Activity
Community members from local fitness clubs and organizations, including Horsham Athletic Club, coached kids through aerobic exercises and drill sergeant activities.
•Stations 2 and 9: Montgomery County Health Department
Montgomery County Health officials taught students best practices for pedestrian and bike safety.
•Stations 3 and 8: Hydration and Nutrition
Students took breaks to drink water and eat apple slices.
•Station 4: Army
Members of the United States Armed Forces showed students a hummer and let them try on safety gear.
•Stations 5 and 11: Horsham Township
Township workers informed students about their work to keep the streets, sidewalks and trails in good condition to keep the community active.
•Stations 6 and 12: Horsham Police Department
The police department brought a police vehicle and bicycle, and talked to students about safety.