South Smithfield Elementary School students participated in the school’s first ever Walk or Bike to School Day on Tuesday.
Students walked alongside their parents, school staff, community members, and school district leaders, through the neighborhood streets of south Smithfield before entering the school.
“Not only did this event promote a healthy lifestyle, but our students, staff, and parents loved it. The smiles on their faces spoke volumes. ” said South Smithfield Elementary Assistant Principal Laura Makey. “South Smithfield is lucky to have such incredible staff, students and community members.
Walk to School Day promotes pedestrian safety and healthy living. South Smithfield Elementary organized the event in conjunction with Safe Routes to Schools of North Carolina.
Guests were invited to walk the entire route to school with the students or cheer them on as they entered the school. Some of the guests included Superintendent Dr. Ross Renfrow, Board of Education member Dr. Peggy Smith, Area Superintendent of Secondary Schools Dr. Eddie Price, Smithfield Mayor Andy Moore, 2015 Chairman of the Greater Area Smithfield-Selma Chamber of Commerce Crystal Roberts, and Greater Smithfield-Selma Area Chamber of Commerce Education Vice Chair Johna Faulconer.