Macdonough School joined other schools from around the world in celebrating International Walk to School Day on October 3, 2012.
Approximately 100 students from Macdonough walked to school along with parents, teachers and community leaders.
The event began at 8:35 a.m. with walkers assembling at the corner of High Street and Washington Street. Walkers arrived at the school at 8:55 a.m. Other special activities associated with the walk included a breakfast for parents and a school-wide celebration.
In 2011, International Walk to School Day was celebrated at more than 4,000 events at schools across the United States, along with children and adults in 40 countries around the world.
Walk to School Day events raise awareness of the need to create safer routes for walking and bicycling and emphasize the importance of issues such as increasing physical activity among children, pedestrian safety, traffic congestion and concern for the environment. The events build connections between families, schools and the broader community.