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The Walking School Bus

When I was in kindergarten, we lived close enough to the school to walk. I only remember walking and biking to the school grounds on the weekends, but the option was there. Today’s Video Friday segment highlights recent efforts to get kids walking on school days and to involve both their parents and the greater community in that pursuit.

This is Video Friday and it’s the Friday series on The Black Urbanist. It’s my way of thanking you for hanging with me this week, by giving you something to watch instead of read. It’s also the holiday season and I’m sure you are either hosting all your family or you are getting ready to be one of those poor souls invading the airports and train stations and roads that the news always talks about on holidays. Take some stress out of your trip by using Expedia to book a good deal on your flight, rental car, hotel or all three. Click here  for more information and know that your purchase will support The Black Urbanist and help me keep writing! 

In that spirit, we have partnered with KCET’s City Walk. City Walk is a series of videos showcasing how people walk in their cities.

This week, we’d like to highlight their clip on The Walking School Bus, one of the efforts surrounding National Walk to School Day in several cities and states. The video highlights diverse groups of elementary-age students, their parents and community members who came together to help kids walk to school.

Some of the schools have a regular “walking school bus” and others were doing so to celebrate the special event. However, the idea of helping kids, many who do not get the proper amount of physical activity, to walk to school is pretty awesome. Also, there’s a great moment where a parent talks about making a way to walk even when it’s difficult.

Check out the clip by clicking on the image:

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This post is part of my participation in #NaBloPoMo, the time of the year when bloggers come together to pump out daily content and connect. Find out more about that project and how I’m participating, here and here.

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