Langtree Charter Academy Upper School was excited to be the first school in Iredell County to participate in the International Walk to School Day on October 4. We had numerous teachers meet students at Hawthorne apartments on Waterlynn Rd, at 7:00 this morning to assist in safely walking the students to school. We currently have 31 students that walk to school every day. The walking students were each given safety lights and reflector zipper pulls to attach to their backpacks courtesy of Safe Routes to School, NC. Leo, Langtree’s Mascot, the Langtree Cheerleaders, Volleyball players, fellow students, and staff participated as well. Approximately 57 students participated in our first Walk to School Day.
International Walk to School Day is a global event that involves communities from more than 40 countries walking and biking to school on the same day. It began in 1997 as a one-day event. Over time, this event has become part of a movement for year-round safe routes to school and a celebration – with record-breaking participation – each October. Today, thousands of schools across America – from all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico – participate every October.