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Walking School Bus event to be held in Danbury

A coalition of community partners is taking part in a “Walking School Bus” today for students at two Danbury schools, to highlight the benefits of walking to school.

Children, parents, and volunteers will gather at 7:30 am at Danbury City Hall to make the approximately one-mile walk to their schools, picking up other children at stops along the way and carrying a banner that promotes school pride at the event.

The event has expanded to include South Street Elementary School, whose students will join the event with their peers from Park Avenue School.

The United Way's Strong Start Neighborhood Initiative at Park Avenue School provides support and funding for playgroups, workshops, an outreach worker, and other activities that promote school readiness and success in the early elementary grades. The regular walking school bus routes are part of this initiative.