Mount Hope Elementary School in Lansing is gearing up for Walk to School Day on Oct. 2.
The walk promotes physical activity, concern for the environment, awareness of how walkable the community is, and what improvements can be made to make it easier for students to walk every day.
The walk also focuses on teaching students safe walking skills and identifying safe routes to school.
Mount Hope is one of 65 Michigan schools taking part in the state's first ever Walk to School Day.
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International Walk to School Day
Source: www.iwalktoschool.org (The International Walk to School Day Web site)