Students from the Spencer Borden Elementary School on President Avenue celebrated International Walk to School Day on October 13, 2010 by walking the 0.4 mile along Stanley Street to the School from the former Highland School on Robeson Street. Students had planned to walk on the official day, October 6th, but had to postpone the event due to rain. Principal Michael Ward organized the event with the help of teacher Jen Bogan, teachers' assistant Kelly Barboza and school nurse Pat Fitta. Many parents accompanied the students for the fifteen minute walk. Mr. Ward encouraged the students and their parents to make walking to school a regular practice. Click here to see the video of the event. Click here to see photos of the same event at the William S. Greene Elementary School. For more information about the program, contact School Wellness Coordinator Marcia Picard.

(Top row, left) Fifth-grader Christopher Phillips shows off the hat he is entitled to wear for walking to school to his classmates. (Top row, center) Principal Michael Ward gives instructions to the walkers in the parking lot of the former Highland School on Stanley Street. (Top row, right) Spencer Borden teacher Mrs. Santoro leads the students down Stanley Street toward the school. (Middle row, left) Second-grade student Dominick Vrito walks with his mom, Anna.  (Middle row, right)  Fifth-graders Cody Medas and Richard Leary, Jr. walk together. (Bottom row) Bob Kublin finishes the walk with his daughter before the arriving students received pencils from Nicole Heroux and Pauline Sutton at the door.

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