Polk County Schools students celebrate Walk to School Day in different ways

Students at two Polk County Schools elementary schools celebrated National Walk to School Day on October 4 in two very different ways.

With Tryon Elementary School an easy walk through town for many, students, staff and parents gathered and trekked from Sidestreet Pizza through town and to the school. School nurse Emily Pereira organized the walk and led the group.

The rural nature of Sunny View Elementary makes walking to school not possible for many students. So the school organized a Walk At School Day, with parents and others coming to campus and joining students for a 20-minute walk at the beginning of the school day.