Due to the forecast for freezing rain on February 6, our Winter Walk Day has been rescheduled to February 8, 2019.
Students, staff, parents/ guardians are invited to meet us at the front doors of the previous St. Vincent de Paul school site (25 Chalmers Street South, Cambridge, ON) at 8:30 am. We will walk along Chalmers street, turn left on South Street and then turn right on Elgin Street to Faial Road (16 minute walk – see image below).
Active school travel helps to meet the goal for school-aged children of at least 60 minutes per day of moderate to vigorous physical activity, which is linked with lower body mass index and improved cardiovascular health.
Physical activity also supports healthy brain development, which can lead to improved learning and academic outcomes.
Mental health benefits include reduced stress, depression, and anxiety, and increased happiness.
Active school travel also helps to meet the Ontario Ministry of Education goals for student well-being and helps to build life-long habits of independent and active mobility.
Safer school zones, healthier communities
Reducing traffic volumes at bell times creates safer school zones for all students and improving walking and cycling routes to school enhances the safety, connectivity, and quality of life for the community as a whole.
Our walking route.