35 PBC schools to hold International Walk to School Day celebrations
Palm Beach County School District students will walk with Safe Kids Palm Beach County members on Wednesday, Oct. 6, to raise awareness about pedestrian safety for International Walk to School Day. With 35 Palm Beach County elementary schools participating, this year’s celebration in our county is one of the largest in the United States.
The goal of International Walk to School Day is to teach safe walking skills and encourage the creation of safe walking environments. At least 32 children in Palm Beach County and the Treasure Coast suffered traumatic injuries in the last 12 months when hit by motor vehicles, according to data collected by the Trauma Agency of the Health Care District of Palm Beach County.
Safe Kids Palm Beach County will have staff ready to do interviews, as well as photo and video opportunities, at the county’s featured school this year:
Equestrian Trails Elementary School
9720 Stribling Way, Wellington
Walk starting at 7 a.m.
If you need to conduct interviews earlier than 7 a.m. for morning broadcasts, please contact Safe Kids Program Director Kathy Wall at 561-628-7897.
Scheduled to attend the event are: Palm Beach County School Board Member Marcia Andrews, whose District 6 encompasses Equestrian Trails Elementary School, and Palm Beach County School Board Member Erica Whitfield, who represents District 4.
“This event is meant to be a reminder to children of what they need to do to be a smart pedestrian,” Wall said. “That means paying attention to the motor vehicles around them, crossing the street at the right spot and putting electronic devices away.”
Safe Kids Palm Beach County is one of more than 60 programs funded by Children’s Services Council of Palm Beach County to help children grow up healthy, safe and strong.
About Safe Kids Palm Beach County
Safe Kids Palm Beach County works to prevent unintentional childhood injury, the number one cause of death for children in the United States. Safe Kids Palm Beach County is a member of Safe Kids Worldwide, a global network of organizations dedicated to preventing unintentional injury. Safe Kids Palm Beach County was founded in 1988 and is led by Community Partners. For more information, visit www.safekids.org.
About Children’s Services Council of Palm Beach County
The Council is a local, special-purpose government created by Palm Beach County voters in 1986 and reauthorized in 2014. For more than 30 years, it has provided leadership, funding, services and research on behalf of the county’s children so they grow up healthy, safe and strong.
If you have questions related to Children's Services Council of Palm Beach County and/or media inquiries, please contact Shana Cooper, Public Information Officer.