Coordinating an event is easy. It can be as big or small as you’d like to make it. Just like traditional Walk to School Day, encourage families to start their school day with a walk. This may be to the school site, for schools returning in person. For families starting the school year virtually, encourage families to walk around their neighborhood before sitting down for distance-learning.
Whether your school is returning in-person or virtually, there are countless ideas to make your Virtual Walk to School Day a success. This planning guide was developed with the various return to school scenarios in mind.
Have fun! Ask families to snap photos of their walk and post them on your school's social media pages! Looking for more ways to have fun and learn about safety? Walk 'n Roll Scavenger Hunt activity sheets are included in your toolkit! Encourage Families to play as they walk to school or around their neighborhood. Hold a poster contest and have students come up with safety messages or design artwork illustrating safe walking and rolling! Encourage posting students' artwork on social media. Use the hashtag, #ImWalking.
Reward students who participate with incentives like stickers and silicone bracelets found in your toolkit. For schools enrolled in distance-learning, reward students with digital certificates and school-wide recognition!
4. After your event
This is just the beginning to walking all year round! Contact us about starting a virtual walking club and for other fun ideas. Complete a short online survey that will be emailed to you so that we can improve year after year.
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