HCEC celebrates International Walk to School Day with Orange Grove Elementary

Harris County Emergency Corps (HCEC) joined Orange Grove Elementary and schools around the world to celebrate International Walk to School Day on October 10, 2018.

Walk to School Day events raise awareness of the need to create safer routes for walking and bicycling and emphasize the importance of issues such as increasing physical activity among children, pedestrian safety, traffic congestion and concern for the environment. The events build connections between families, schools and the broader community.

With the help of the Harris County Sheriff’s Office, Aldine ISD and HCEC, students and their families were reminded about the proper ways to cross a street by walking at a cross walk, looking both ways and listening for cars. Each family received a special Walk Safely goodie bag.