PORT CHESTER, N.Y. In honor of International Walk to School Day on Wednesday, Thomas Edison School students in Port Chester will hoof it to school along with parents, teachers and community leaders.
The event begins at 8 a.m. Wednesday with 80 to 100 students from the elementary school walking as part of the international Walk to School, which drew participants from more than 4,000 schools across the country last year. Schools in 40 nations around the world took part in the event.
Walk to School Day raises awareness of the need to create safer routes for walking and bicycling, and emphasizes the importance of physical activity among children. It draws attention to pedestrian safety, traffic congestion and environmental awareness.
The Thomas Edison School Parent-Teacher Organization is organizing the event.
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