October 10, 2012
School counselor Melinda Ryan keeps pace with Sebastian, 11, Paige, and Christian in the back row, and Autumn and Camryn up front. Looks like the parents are bringing up the rear.
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Credit last year’s 5th grade class at Dranesville Elementary for getting the school involved in International Walk to School Day. “The 5th graders and their teachers were Internet searching for healthy activities as part of their science and health classes,” said Principal Kathryn Manoatl, “and they came across this global action campaign. It called for an international day of walking to school. Seemed like a perfect match. The focus was on school kids and what could be easier than walking?”