Friday, October 5, 2012

CCSO Participates In Walk To School Day

The Collier County Sheriff’s Office participated in Walk to School Day on Friday at Corkscrew Elementary School. The event works to create safer routes for walking and bicycling and emphasizes the importance of issues such as increasing physical activity among children, pedestrian safety, traffic congestion and concern for the environment. It also builds connections between families, schools and the community.

Click here for more information about the International Walk to School initiative.

More than 180 students at Corkscrew Elementary participated in this year’s Walk to School event. One group of students walked from the Orangetree neighborhood, and another walked from the Waterways neighborhood. Students who participated received backpacks filled with safety literature.

CCSO Cpl. Alison Disarro and Corkscrew Elementary Principal Kim Lonergan discuss the route the students will take to school this morning.

CCSO deputies escort a group of children in Orangetree safely to school this morning.

Children participating in Walk to School Day gather at the Orangetree entrance on Oilwell Rd. before safely crossing the road with the assistance of Cpl. Matt Reichard.