Walking School Bus rolls forward in the South Bay [PHOTOS]

Students at Jefferson Elementary walk to school. Photo submitted by the Blue Zones ProjectIn honor of International Walk to School day, the Blue Zones Project coordinated with a number of Beach Citye lementary schools to kick of the Walking School Bus (WSB) program last week. The program offers local kids the option of a safe, chaperoned walk to school. More than 200 kids joined 40 volunteers to launch the programs at Hermosa View, Lincoln, Birney, Pacific, Jefferson and BerylElementary Schools.

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Programs have also been launched at Robinson, Pennekamp, Grandview and American Martyrs, showing a strong commitment by the area’s schools to encourage kids to walk to school and have fun doing so. Throughout the school year, walks happen anywhere from one to five times a week, depending on the school and their program. Visit bluezonesproject.com for more information. ER

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