ERIC Number: EJ783350
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Reference Count: 9
Through Rain, Sleet, Ice, and Snow, the Walking School Bus Still Must Go!
Paquette, Kelli R.
Childhood Education, v84 n2 p75 Win 2007
In this article, the author describes the walking school bus--a physically active and safe method in which young learners can travel to and from school while accompanied by adult volunteers. The walking school bus provides a safe and healthy way for elementary-age children to travel to and from school. Many families who live within walking distance of elementary schools worry about their children walking to and from school for a variety of reasons, including safety issues. Because of these varied concerns, children who live within walking distance of school may walk less often than children of previous generations. To alter this trend, a healthy movement called the walking school bus has been developed and promoted in some school districts. The main goal is to have students walk to school under the guidance of adults, and thus garner the physical benefits of walking.
Descriptors: Travel, Physical Activities, Student Transportation, Safety, Volunteers, Elementary School Students, Socialization, Pedestrian Traffic, Community Attitudes
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education
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