Concordia Elementary School participates in National Walk/Bike to School Week

Wednesday, May 29, 2019
Concordia Police Chief Paul Mapes teaches second-grade students about bicycle and helmet safety, along with tips on safely walking to school, during National Walk/Ride Your Bike to School Week, observed May 6-10. All Concordia elementary students participated in the exercises during the week, which focused attention on bicycling and walking, increasing physical activity among children, pedestrian safety, reducing traffic congestion, and concern for the environment.
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During the week of May 6-10, Concordia Elementary School participated in National Walk/Ride Your Bike to School Week. Although the weather did not cooperate and it rained three out of the five days, the school reported having several students participate during the last two days.

On Thursday, May 9, CES Principal David Andrade met students at the corner of SW Fifth Street and Main Street, and rode his bike to school with students. On Friday, May 10, all school buses dropped students off at the Concordia Aquatic Center, and the students walked with Mr. Andrade and a few teachers the rest of the way to school. Students and staff are looking forward to next year with hopes that the weather will cooperate better.

Bike to School Day events raise awareness of the need to create safer routes for bicycling and walking, while emphasizing the importance of issues such as increasing physical activity among children, pedestrian safety, reducing traffic congestion, and concern for the environment. The events build connections between families, schools and the broader community.

Along with this event, Concordia Police Chief Paul Mapes taught students in kindergarten through sixth grade about bike and helmet safety, as well as walking safety tips. The students enjoyed the opportunity to be outside getting a hands-on experience about bike safety.

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