BES participates in Walk at School Day

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By The Staff

Brownstown Elementary School joined schools from around the world to celebrate International Walk to/at School Day on Oct. 6.
Approximately 181 students from Brownstown Elementary School, directed by Sandra Stine, physical education teacher, walked at school during PE time.
Giveaways were given to all students who participated in the walking by the Brownstown Village Board, and apples were donated by Masons Masonry in Brownstown.
In the U.S., International Walk to School Day was expected to include 5,000 schools from all 50 states and 40 countries around the world.
Walk to/at School events work to create safer routes for walking and bicycling, and emphasize the importance of issues such as increasing physical activity among children, pedestrian safety and traffic congestion.
The village of Brownstown received a Safe Route to School Grant from Illinois Department of Transportation and will, with the assistance from the Brownstown Community School District, construct a sidewalk on the west side of College Avenue to give the students a safer route to walk to school, so they don’t have to walk along busy College Avenue.
The village of Brownstown partnered with the Brownstown Elementary School to support the International Walk to/at School Day.