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Schools Celebrate Walk-to-School Month
Claremont

Youngsters from the Center Woods School in
Weare make a final street crossing
during their walk to school.

Numerous New Hampshire schools sponsored walks and bicycle rides during October.

Elementary and middle school kids in Weare formed successful walking school buses on Oct. 30. In Concord, a giant chicken escorted kids around a new roundabout on the route to Kimball School on Oct. 29 and greeted walkers and cyclists arriving at Conant Elementary and Rundlett Middle School on Halloween.

Earlier in the month, rolling bike trains joined walking school buses as Rye participated in International Walk-to-School Day on Oct. 8.

New Hampshire may have been first in the national again when Nashua's New Searles Elementary School got an early start to International Walk-to-School Month on Sept. 26. The event included what may have been the state's first rolling bike train. Despite lots of rain, the event drew a large crowd of both cyclists and walkers.

Nashua photos

Seacoastonline (Portsmouth Herald) story:"Walk to School Day gets neighbors together"

The walking school bus in Gorham was mentioned in a recent Newsweek magazine article

From Newsweek: In New Hampshire, principal Karen Cloutier says that she expects one third of her elementary-school students will walk this year—even through rain and snow. "If there is school, we will walk," she says. "And we rarely cancel school."





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