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Walk to School Day began as a simple idea – children and parents, school and local officials walking to school together on designated spring and fall days. It is an energizing event, reminding everyone of the simple joy of walking to school, the health benefits of regular activity, and the need for safe places to walk and bike. Education surrounding the event focuses on health, safety, physical activity and concern for the environment.
Creedmoor Elementary joins schools from around the world to celebrate Walk to School Day in May and October when approximately 450 students walk to school along with parents, teachers, and community leaders. The day begins at 7:00 a.m. with students arriving by bus or parent drop-off at Creedmoor Gymnasium & Activity Center, 108 E. Wilton Avenue. Students then use sidewalks and crosswalks to safely walk to school; local officials, residents, parents, and teachers are stationed along the route for safety.
During the event, Douglas Drive is closed to thru traffic from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m. to allow for optimal flow as children are dropped off at the gymnasium; two lanes of traffic enter the drop-off area from North Main Street (cars to the left and buses to the right). The Creedmoor Police Department provides traffic control during the event, and organizers ask motorists to drive cautiously.
The local event is organized by the City of Creedmoor, Creedmoor Elementary School, the Creedmoor Police Department, Safe Routes to School and Granville Greenways.
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