International Walk to School Day

It was time to lace up their tennis shoes and hit the road for the Harder family.

October 4 marked International Walk to School Day.

The teachers at Natcher Elementary wanted to celebrate the day by promoting healthy lifestyles and spending time with family.

"It was fun because we got to walk on the roads and we got to run and stuff," said Amanda Harder, a 2nd grader at Natcher Elementary.

"This is a way to involve our families for family time and to show them that we can walk. This is just a good way for families to walk together in the morning," said Susan Tabor, the Family Resource Director for Natcher.

Tabor said she was hoping the walk gave the students an added boost. "They should be a little more energized. We have found if they are walking and become energized in the morning they learn better for the day."

The Harder family said the extra exercise was an added boost to the day.

If the students didn't have a chance to walk to school they received the chance for a little extra physical activity. All of the students walked on the Greenways outside of the school at some point during the day.