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Belvedere Elementary Hosts 'Walk to School Day' Wednesday

The school is encouraging parents to walk with their children to school on Wednesday morning.

Belvedere Elementary School is celebrating International Walk to School Month with a push this week encouraging more students to come to school without the help of vehicles.

Assistant Principal Tamara Kelly said most of the students at Belvedere walk to school, but there's a big push this week to get even more kids thinking about walking.

"We encourage students to walk to school. It helps them to be heart healthy and physically active as well as helps the environment," Kelly said. "So we're hoping that because we are designated as a walking school, that more people will start walking with their families."

Belvedere is a designated walking school, meaning most students live within 1.5 miles of the school, located on Broadwater Road in Arnold. Belvedere only uses four buses to transport students to and from the school. 

This is the second year that the school has hosted a Walk to School Day. Throughout this week, teachers have been playing music with walking themes to get the kids thinking about walking to school. 

It all culminates on Wednesday morning for an  8 a.m. celebration, when kids are expected to gather in front of the school, all arriving by foot with their parents, Kelly said.

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