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ACS Participates in International Walk to School Day

Asheboro – Students, families, teachers, and administrators from Asheboro City Schools and Donna Lee Loflin Elementary School joined the Honorable Mayor David Smith, Safe Kids of Randolph County, the Asheboro Fire Department, and the North Carolina Highway Patrol on Wednesday, Oct. 2 to participate in International Walk to School Day.

The event will began at 7 a.m. with everyone walking from the lower parking lot at Memorial Park on Church Street to Donna Lee Loflin Elementary. During the event, students learned about crosswalk safety, holding an adult’s hand, and looking both ways before crossing.

Walk to School Day events raise awareness of the need to create safer routes for walking and bicycling and emphasize the importance of issues such as increasing physical activity among children, pedestrian safety, traffic congestion and concern for the environment. Wednesday’s event helped to build connections between families, the school district, and the broader community.

For additional local information, please contact Leigh Anna Marbert at (336) 625-5104. For additional information, please visit these websites:

Walk to School Day in the USA                                                 

National Center for Safe Routes to School         

About International Walk to School Day:

  • Walk to School Day was established in the United States in 1997 by the Partnership for a Walkable America. Canada and Great Britain already had walk to school programs in place.  In 2000, these three countries joined together to create International Walk to School Day.

=       In May 2006, the National Center for Safe Routes to School was established to assist communities in enabling and encouraging children to safely walk and bike to school.

  • The National Center for Safe Routes to School serves as the national coordinating agency for Walk to School and Bike to School activities in the United States.
  • Walk to School Day began as a simple idea – children and parents, school and local officials walking to school together on a designated day. It is an energizing event, reminding everyone of the simple joy of walking to school, the health benefits of regular daily activity, and the need for safe places to walk and bike. Schools focus on health, safety, physical activity and concern for the environment.

  • Organizations supporting International Walk to School Day in the United States include America Walks, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the Federal Highway Administration, the Institute of Transportation Engineers, the National Center for Safe Routes to School, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Safe Kids Worldwide, and the Safe Routes to School National Partnership.

About Asheboro City Schools:

Asheboro City Schools is a medium-sized school district in North Carolina, serving approximately 4,800 students at eight schools and one five-star Early Childhood Development Center. The district’s mission is to graduate responsible citizens who are prepared to succeed in higher education or the career of their choice. For more information, visit the district’s website at


(Reporters/Editors: Please call Leigh Anna Marbert at (336) 625-5104.)